By Olivia Moore. Stanford University. --- Besides their incredible success, some of the most famous names in the technology world today—Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson—have one thing in common: none of them finished college.
The Economics of Degree Inflation
By Justin Moore. Stanford University. --- As the percentage of the population that has attained a bachelor’s degree increases, the value of a college degree continues to decline - a phenomenon known as degree inflation. Though degree inflation motivates more young people to attend college to compete in the job market...
Demand for Online Education Increases in Economic Downturn
By Olivia Moore. Stanford University. --- While about 15,000 students call the Stanford campus home, hundreds of thousands of people in countries from Russia to Peru have enjoyed the benefits of Stanford courses through free online classes that are available to...
Penny Costs More to Produce than its Value
By Justine Moore. Stanford University. --- Imagine that the penny no longer exists. The nickel is the lowest denomination coin, and most sellers round up prices to whole dollar values instead of saving consumers an additional cent by offering goods at prices like $19.99.