Last updated on: 12/9/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Ramesh Ponnuru Biography

Title:
Senior Editor for National Review Magazine
Position:
Con to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"
Reasoning:

“It is absurd that people have to get college degrees to be considered for good jobs in hotel management or accounting β€” or journalism. It is inefficient, both because it wastes a lot of money and because it locks people who would have done good work out of some jobs. The tight connection between college degrees and economic success may be a nearly unquestioned part of our social order. Future generations may look back and shudder at the cruelty of it.”

β€œThe Case against College Education,” time.com, Feb. 24, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Resident Fellow, University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Fall 2013
  • Senior Editor, National Review Magazine
  • Columnist, Bloomberg View
  • Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Author, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsday, New York Post, First Things, The Weekly Standard, New Republic, and Reason
  • Former Fellow, Institute of Economic Affairs, London
  • Former Media Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Guest, CNN’s Inside Politics, NBC’s The McLaughlin Group, MSNBC’s Buchanan & Press and Donahue, CNBC’s Kudlow & Cramer, PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CSPAN’s Washington Journal, Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect, FOX News, and NPR’s Morning Edition
Education:
  • AB, summa cum laude, History, Princeton University
Other:
  • His wife, April Ponnuru, is the Policy Director for the Young Guns Network and former Senior Advisor to US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO).
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Is a College Education Worth It?