The Price of Knowledge

7 segments
Graduates high-five at the 2012 Syracuse University commencement.  Economists tell us that degrees lead to higher pay and a happier life, but how does college actually produce those gains?

Florida lawmakers are considering charging college students more to study the humanities and less for disciplines tied to in-demand jobs like engineering and tech. Michael Ruse, professor of zoology and philosophy at Florida State University, discusses the pros and cons of this approach. Plus: Asbury Park's post-Sandy recovery progress; following up on E-ZPass and internet addiction; and which books make the best holiday gifts.