Debating the worth of college

PSU economics professor responds to contentions of famous upstart blogger James Altucher

Coddy Baken graduated from Portland State in 2010 with a bachelor’s in Liberal Studies.

He’s currently unemployed and faces over $30,000 in student-loan debt.

“I’m using my inheritance to pay rent, and I’m on food stamps,” he said. “Not exactly how I pictured being a college graduate eight years ago when I finished high school.”