Richard Vedder is director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has had visiting appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Colorado, Claremont McKenna College, and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. He has authored Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big-Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy. His hundreds of articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals as well as such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Review, Washington Post, and Investor’s Business Daily.