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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is the Research Fellow in Housing and Homelessness at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Florida. He is a former Mises Institute Research Fellow and host of the Historical Controversies podcast. 

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Chris Calton is an economic historian and a former Mises Research Fellow. He was the writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.


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The Higher Ed Cartel

Big GovernmentEducationMedia and Culture

07/20/2023Mises Media
Dr. Calton discusses his work on the Mises Wire about higher education, the government capture of student loans, and what can be done to salvage higher education in America.
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The Perils of Higher Education: Institutional Failure


10/23/2022Mises Media
As we watch the once proud edifice of higher education in the USA crumble, we realize that we are looking at institutional failure itself.
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Higher Education in Crisis: The Problem of Ideological Homogeneity


10/22/2022Mises Media
College faculties historically have leaned left-of-center, but today, a rigid progressive ideology is enforced not only by faculty, but also by higher education administrations.
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The Higher Ed System Is Ripping Us Off


10/21/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop talk with Chris Calton about student loans, "the college experience," and the lack of ideological diversity on college campuses today.
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College as an Economic and Social Problem: Dealing with the Culture

Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationMedia and Culture

10/21/2022Mises Media
Even while Americans deal with skyrocketing higher education costs, few would challenge the worth of college and fewer still question the campus culture. Yet, that is precisely where the problems lie, even if people don't recognize it.
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