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The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors

The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors

April 16, 2014

Colleges and universities are cutting costs by replacing full-time professors with part timers. A discussion about the growing ranks of adjunct professors, their efforts to unionize, and whether the heavy reliance on adjuncts affects education quality.

The Ongoing Political Battle For Tax  Reform

The Ongoing Political Battle For Tax Reform

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, a look at ongoing efforts to make US tax policy simpler and more equitable and prospects for tax reform in a polarized political environment.

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

April 7, 2014

The European Parliament votes to keep Internet service providers from selectively blocking or slowing services like Netflix and Skype. In the US, critics speak out over plans to give up oversight of the Internet’s address book. Debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

New Questions About GM, Government Regulators And Consumer Safety

New Questions About GM, Government Regulators And Consumer Safety

April 2, 2014

GM chief Mary Barra and the top auto regulator answer questions on Capitol Hill on faulty ignition switches

Update On The Affordable Care Act

Update On The Affordable Care Act

April 1, 2014

In the past week, Healthcare.gov saw a surge in visitors, ahead of the deadline for the first enrollment period. An update on the Affordable Care Act: the numbers, disparity among states and next steps.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

March 31, 2014

Economist Jeremy Rifkin argues capitalism is waning worldwide. How advances in technology and communications are creating a new economic system based on the sharing of goods and services.

The Future Of The Performance Review

The Future Of The Performance Review

March 19, 2014

"Performance review" is perhaps the most hated phrase in the workplace. Studies show it's not just employees, but also managers and even HR professionals who dislike the practice. Today, we discuss the process: why we do it, why we hate it and how it can be improved.

Recalls At General Motors And Outlook For The U.S. Auto Industry

Recalls At General Motors And Outlook For The U.S. Auto Industry

March 19, 2014

In the past month, General Motors has issued recalls for more than 3 million vehicles worldwide. What the recalls and safety concerns may mean for the future of GM and the outlook for the U.S. auto industry.

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

March 10, 2014

The former South Carolina senator, Tea Party leader and current CEO of the Heritage Foundation argues that conservative ideas are at the heart of what America is all about.

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

March 5, 2014

WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.

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