Blogs Driving the Debate: Growth, 4 Charts on Growth, Growth in College Costs, and Growing Startups

Ryan Avent asks, “Is growth over?” Ezra Klein took the opportunity to summarize the entire week’s debate on growth in reply. 

With 4 charts, the Financial Times’ Alphaville blog explains why the U.S. economy is nearing stall speed

In response to Megan McArdle’s provocative Newsweek cover article arguing that college is no longer worth it, Felix Salmon of Reuters argues for the “necessity of college” in order to stay competitive in today’s economy. 

Paul Graham explains why startup investing is like farming for “Black Swans.”  It’s a fascinating look at how only a tiny sliver of hugely successful investments pay for much of the entire startup ecosystem.