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On Monday, it was reported here on MNB and elsewhere - in fact, pretty much everywhere - that Starbucks had developed a new initiative to help its employees go to college.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz showed up on "The Daily Show" this week to explain the decision and put it in context … and he makes a persuasive case for why the company has stepped in to make college affordable at a time when educational costs are rising and those in charge of public policy seem unwilling and/or unable to do anything about it.

It is worth watching.

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