Is College Too Expensive? Yes, But Especially for Those Attending Non-Elite Schools

It’s the time of year when students are heading off to college all across the country, and we start seeing the perennial “Is College Too Expensive?” articles popping up everywhere.

What Orange is the New Black Reveals About Commissaries

I still haven’t had a chance to watch Orange is the New Black on Netflix yet (waiting for that Labor Day binge), but I’ve read a few pieces about the show, including Adam Davidson’s piece in the Times Magazine about how prison commissaries work, and the difficulty Piper Kerman has to buy simple things like shower shoes and a radio.

“Never Buy Bitcoin Would Be My Advice”

We’ve been avoiding talking about bitcoins, mostly because every other website was already all over it and we didn’t have much to add, but we love Planet Money and Stephen Colbert, and their conversation about the digital currency is just perfect.

Economic Integration in Schools

In his column this week, Adam Davidson looks at one of the wealthiest towns in America, Greenwich, Conn., and the research examining how well poor kids do when they attend schools that wealthy kids do.

Keeping Beer Prices Low

The Justice Department is stepping in to keep our beer prices low.