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 — 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.”

“The Case against College Education,” time.com, Feb. 24, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
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
Contact Info:
Phone
212-679-7330
Email
ramesh.ponnuru@aei.org
Website
National Review Online Biography
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?