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“It’s really important to do something you love,” she advised. “Don’t wed yourself to a five-year plan. Life will throw you opportunities and curveballs. You need to learn to hit one and take advantage of the other.” read more »

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Having real money, and a deadline for giving it away, lets students feel both the power and the challenge of charitable donations. Since 2011, the Once Upon a Time Foundation has provided some $2.5 million for hands-on learning at 13 campuses, including the University of Virginia and Princeton. read more »

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Panelist, "The Effectiveness of Public Policy Analysis," 20th Annual Wildavsky Forum for Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, April 10, 2014. read more »

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10:30 - 12:00 // Why Health Spending Growth Matters to Budgets and the Private Sector, with Ray Scheppach read more »

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“They are also simplifying the SAT, and I believe will provide it at low or no cost to low-income students,” Education Prof. David Breneman said in an email. “These changes may make the test somewhat less of a barrier to low-income students. The changes may also undercut some of the test-prep companies, which mainly helped high-income students.” read more »

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For example, University of Virginia professor Chloe Gibbs; University of Chicago economist Jens Ludwig; and University of California, Davis, economist Douglas L. Miller estimate that Head Start produces a benefit-cost ratio of more than 7-to-1. read more »

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For the many young people who seek career counseling, I am quick to declare: Uncle Sam needs you. Help justify restored faith in our institutions. Step into the public square and help build consensus for forward-looking public policies. read more »

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“Today in contemporary political life, we are surrounded by policies that we created at an earlier point in time,” Mettler said. “[These are] policies that need upkeep. … [And] in our current political environment, we are doing a very bad job of that.” read more »

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Gerald Felix Warburg, at the time a 20-year-old horse wrangler, took a break from cleaning the stables—or "shoveling horseshit," as he puts it—to watch the proceedings. read more »

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Snowden revealed a massive NSA spying program that embarrassed our relations with friendly countries and reminded many Americans of Orwell’s 1984. Was he a traitor or a whistleblower? CIA spymaster Fred Hitz tells Jim Zirin that Snowden might have better made his case for clemency had he thrown himself on the mercy of an American court rather than fleeing to the eager arms of Putin. read more »

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