May 11 • 1HR 9M

Paying Up

Jonah Goldberg
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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Beth Akers, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins The Remnant for extreme wonkery on student debt and the economics of higher education. Why have the Democrats become so fixated on the issue of forgiving student loan debt, and can a moral argument be made for forgiveness? Furthermore, are most graduate programs pointless? How can we fix America’s universities? And can anyone match Jonah’s raw disdain for journalism schools?

Show Notes:

- Beth’s page at AEI

- Beth’s first book, Game of Loans

- Beth’s latest book, Making College Pay

- Beth on why student loan cancellation will backfire

- Jonah ruminates on student debt

- The Remnant with Alex Tabarrok 

- Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education

- Bryan on Beth’s podcast, “An Economist Goes to College”

- Bryan on the Remnant

- WSJ: “The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off”