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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at higher education. Is it the next bubble? What's the value of a degree in 2012 anyway? Tamar Lewin of the New York TimesAnya Kamenetz of Fast Company, and Neal McClusky of the Cato institute discuss. Plus: David Sanger on US diplomacy post-embassy-attacks; your calls on the one-year impact of Occupy Wall Street; and Randy Cohen talks ethics.

David Sanger on Embassies and US Foreign Policy

WNYC contributor David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, discusses the policy implications of the continuing embassy protests and looks ahead to the U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York.

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Ayn Rand and Big Government

Yaron Brook, executive director of The Ayn Rand Institute and a co-author of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, discusses the impact of Ayn Rand on current politics - including the leaked Mitt Romney "47%" tapes - and the role of free market solutions in the current economy.

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Be Good

Randy Cohen, longtime "Ethicist" columnist for The New York Times Magazine and author of Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, calls on his experience as "The Ethicist" to offer a guide to goodness on the personal and policy level.

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30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, America U.

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of American education at the postsecondary level. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Open Phones: Occupy's Impact

Occupy Wall Street began with an encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on September 17th, 2011. Occupy protests gained lots of attention and spread around the world, but the loose coalition never embraced a unified platform or endorsed candidates for office. One year later, what do you think the impact of Occupy Wall Street has been? Call 212-433-9692 or post it here!

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that's my issue

Listen: Gordon Fox on Education

That's My Issue is WNYC's project to gather stories of how personal experience has shaped your politics. Here Gordon Fox of Rhode Island tells his story - live from that Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

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