Education, Business, & Law

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


The New York Times

White House student loan forgiveness could cost about $400 billion

The Penn Wharton Budget estimates that all three components of President Biden’s forgiveness plan will cost about $600 billion over 10 years.

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ABC News

Biden’s student loan forgiveness will cost $400B, new estimate says, as White House pushes back

The Congressional Budget Office’s new $400 billion estimate for President Biden’s forgiveness plan is noted as slightly less than the Wharton School’s $605B assessment.

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Business Insider

Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel says Jerome Powell is making one of the biggest policy mistakes in the Fed’s 110-year history, and it could lead to a major recession

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School worries that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes to curb inflation may provoke a steep recession, especially since inflation is starting to come down significantly.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia names new board chair in continued leadership transition

President Liz Magill is announced as a new member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

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Bloomberg Business Week

Crash course in crisis leadership

Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses the lessons and context of her new book, “The Prepared Leader,” on an episode of the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast.

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