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Today’s Issue

  • College is more expensive in America than in almost any other country in the world. In this issue, we discuss why.

  • One answer, from the journalist Amanda Ripley: “We’re the only country other than Luxembourg that spends more on nonteaching staff than on teaching staff at the college level.”  (We’ll get to the Luxembourg question later.)

  • Amanda Ripley is the author of a story in the new Atlantic series, “The Great College Rip-Off.” We spoke with Ripley about what she learned from writing the piece.  

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