America Would Spend Less if College Was Free

The federal government could take the $69 billion it currently spends to subsidize the cost of college through grants, tax breaks, and work-study funds and instead cover tuition at all public colleges, which came to $62.6 billion in 2012, the most recent data. (The government spends another $197.4 billion on student loans.) That would give… Read more »

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Bill Nye Dispels Poverty Myths

People perceive that the U.S. spends a lot on foreign aid. That’s not true. It’s less than a penny. It’s 0.8% of the federal budget. You can’t even cut a coin small enough to represent how much money is spent on foreign aid. It’s not that much… Now this idea that wars or natural disasters;… Read more »

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Back By Popular Demand: Our Democracy T-Shirt!

In 2014, we made a shirt that read “Democracy is a great idea. America should try it.” We launched a campaign on Teespring to sell the shirts to help cover Other98.org’s operating costs in 2015, and over 600 of you nabbed one. The shirts were only available for a short time period. But enough of you… Read more »

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