Colleges are beaches. People are walking and picking up degrees like seashells. As we hand out more and more degrees, each degree becomes less and less valuable. I’m amazed no one has pointed this out.
The viral protest meme known as "Occupy Wall Street" is still going strong, and according to some provocative research to be published in PLoS One, it may never have reason to run out of steam. Why? Because "the 1%"—#OWS-speak for the tiny subgroup of wealthy interests that exerts outsize influence over "the 99%" comprising the rest of us—may be a mathematically inevitable consequence of the way networks self-organize.