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      Andy Nash

      Andy Nash hosts InsideAcademia.tv, a weekly web video interview show on the future of learning in America. Follow him on Twitter, email him at [email protected], or subscribe to the program on YouTube.

American higher education: One more big business

Our colleges and universities shape the intellectual infrastructure that influences the way we craft national policy, report and read the news, and understand our history and values. They dangle the promise of lifelong earning potential, but couple it with the prospect of suffocating debt. They drive the lion's share of empirical research conducted in this country -- from military to medical -- but at a mind-boggling cost.