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Awesome new student debt calculator is what every college student needs right now


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Gauging the crush college debt according to major


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Student Debt: A Calculator Focused on College Majors


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Online calculator reveals average student loan debt for 80 college majors


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Water sector ripe for innovation and investment, finds Stanford-led report


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We’ve Overlooked a Major Student-Debt Problem


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US Water Consumption Lowest in Decades


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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2014 Jobs Release


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Could Republicans Help End Mass Incarceration?


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California’s water innovation problem


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Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System3


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No, there won’t be a millennial ‘lost generation,’ analysts say


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The economic case for mentoring disadvantaged youth


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The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought


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Gov. Jerry Brown addresses drought conference at Stanford on Monday


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The Story of California Water According to Jerry Brown


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Confronting the West’s Water Crisis


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Miss. locks up more per capita than China and Russia


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Jerry Brown takes the long view on water


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California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit


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Gov. Brown: California Should Lead the Way With Water Policies


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Governor Brown: California needs long-term vision on water


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Think Tanks: Obama sides with Amazon against workers


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Business, Finance Leaders Address U.S. Water Policy


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The Forgotten Poor: More Children Living in Extreme Poverty


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The West is bone dry. Here’s how to help


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Private Companies Are Driving China’s Growth


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The Risks of Cheap Water


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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulations


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What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon


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13 charts that explain why your college major matters


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Should some college students rethink their majors?


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The best US college majors for getting very rich


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Which College Majors Pay the Most Over a Lifetime?


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The One Argument In Favor of Student Loans


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34 Winning Proposals to Combat Climate Change Announced

A Hamilton Project discussion paper by Adele C. Morris on implementing a carbon tax, was one of the 34 winning proposals to combat climate change, announced MIT's Climate CoLab. 


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Social Entrepreneurs: Say Yes


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O & G extraction engineers top industry pay scale


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Is Your College Investment Going to Pay Off?


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Study: People with a degree tend to earn more over a lifetime


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Patient Health Doesn’t Explain Cost Differences


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Chemical engineering majors top list of lifetime earners


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Chemical Engineering Is the Best-Paying Major


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Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility


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How to make sure college is worth the cost


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Summers: U.S. Should Gradually Shift to More Short-Term Debt


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Now as Provocateur, Summers Says Treasury Undermined Fed


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Sorry, CompSci majors: Engineering degrees will out-earn you


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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap


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The College Majors That Will help You Make the Most Money


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The College Majors With the Biggest Lifetime Earnings


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Want to Be Stinking Rich? Major in Economics.


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What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major


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Want proof college is worth it? Look at this list of the highest-paying majors


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The 9 college majors that earn the most money are all in engineering


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Awesome new student debt calculator is what every college student needs right now

Yahoo Finance • November 21, 2014 • Mandi Woodruff

“This week, a research group called the Hamilton Project released a impressive new Student Debt Calculator. Read on to find out why it could be a game changer.”

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Yale Daily News • November 21, 2014

“On Thursday, The New York Times’ Upshot section reported on an analysis run by the Hamilton Project on the relationship between one’s college major and ability to pay off debt. Not surprisingly, the humanities lagged, while economics majors did well for themselves.”

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Gauging the crush college debt according to major

MarketPlace • November 21, 2014 • Tony Wagner and Tobin Low

“25 percent: That's the portion of earnings college graduates typically devote to paying off student loans in their first year out of school. That number comes from the Hamilton Project, which has just released new data on income and loan payments in the years after college. They found different fields see very different paths to repayment. The New York Times' Upshot is hosting their new debt calculator.”

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The university majors that saddle Americans with the heaviest debt burden

Quartz • November 21, 2014 • Max Nisen

“When students pick a university and a major, they’re not always conscious of the debt burden they’re assuming. What you study impacts what you earn in a pretty substantial way. A new report and interactive tool from the Hamilton Project shows exactly how much tougher, say, drama majors in the US have it than engineers.”

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The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

The Atlantic • November 21, 2014 • Gillian B. White

“Earnings rise fairly rapidly within the first five years after college, increasing by about 65 percent across all majors, according to a new study by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute. That’s good news, but for those who start on the lower-end of the pay scale, the relief that comes from increased pay isn’t fast enough.”

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