What Obama's Plan To Lighten Loan Burdens Means For Mbas | Businessweek

June 10, 2014

That's the same monthly burden as someone who owes $80,000 but earns the same amount, calculates Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan public policy institute. And since both ...

Debt Is Piling Up Faster For Most Graduate Students—But Not Mbas | BusinessWeek

March 25, 2014

MBA grads' static debt loads make them unique among graduates of advanced degree programs, according to research published on March 25 by the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program. Median debt loads for graduate school borrowers ...

A Month of Surveillance by GPS Is Up to 6,875 Times Cheaper Than Using People | BusinessWeek

January 13, 2014

When the U.S. Supreme Court said two years ago that hooking a GPS device onto someone’s car to track his movements for a month is unconstitutional, the FBI acknowledged that it had about 3,000 such devices installed around the country. Presumably, the agency would have to go back to trailing these people in unmarked cars. A paper published by two prominent privacy researchers on Thursday in the Yale Law Journal puts some numbers behind the obvious conclusion that doing so would be nearly impossible.

Nsa Data Have 'No Discernible Impact' On Terrorism: Report (2) | Businessweek

January 13, 2014

... discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism and only the most marginal of impacts on preventing terrorist-related activity, such as fundraising for a terrorist group,” Peter Bergen, director of the foundation's national security program ...

Yahoo to Facebook Get What They Wanted From NSA Review | Businessweek

December 19, 2013

The only acceptable revision is to stop the collection of bulk data, Kevin Bankston, policy director for the Washington-based Open Technology Institute, a policy and research organization, said in a phone interview.

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NSA Phone Program Probably Unconstitutional, Judge Rules | Businessweek

December 17, 2013

“This is a very significant ruling,” Kevin Bankston, policy director for the Washington-based Open Technology Institute, a policy and research organization, said in a phone interview. The ruling should have “significant implications” for how the White House and Congress deal with the NSA program, he said.

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Buffett, Slim, Greenspan, El-Erian, Lew Pick Best Books of 2013 | Businessweek

December 13, 2013

“The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World” by Daniel Yergin: Offers fascinating stories about subjects that are, in the hands of others, oft-times technical and dense: energy, security, technology, and the environment. Yergin's ...


NSA Spying Risks $35 Billion in U.S. Technology Sales | Businessweek

November 26, 2013

(IBM:US) and Intel Corp. (INTC:US). “The potential fallout is pretty huge given how much our economy depends on the information economy for its growth,” said Rebecca MacKinnon, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington policy group.

U.S. Makes More Oil Than It Takes | BusinessWeek

November 14, 2013

As oil guru Daniel Yergin writes in Politico, the shift comes exactly 40 years after Richard Nixon first called on the U.S. to achieve energy independence. The challenge then was to do so in 10 years. Although we're not there yet, the U.S did meet 86 ...


Shale Energy Deniers: This Post Is Going To Really Annoy You | Businessweek

October 23, 2013

U.S energy companies, the Obama administration, and such authorities as Daniel Yergin think a big surge in U.S. energy production—thanks to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology, in which pressurized water and chemicals are blasted ...

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