Why is college so expensive?
For the exact same reason that healthcare has become so expensive.
Economist Daniel Lin, professor of economics at American University, explains this basic and well-known principle, in three short minutes:
Even worse than the monetary cost of college, however, is the intellectual and psychological toll:
Every year millions of teenagers — approximately 20 million in America alone this fall — will attend college. For those who finish, only the slimmest minority will emerge unscathed: i.e with their independent mind and their capacity for independent thought undamaged and intact.
For most, in my observation, this damage will not be reversed — though it CAN be, always — but will persist and deepen through life. College is not only a maze of debt: it is without question the largest secular church in the world, indoctrinating impressionable minds with its frozen Neo-Marxist dogma as thoroughly as any non-secular church I’ve ever personally seen.
Camille Paglia — an independent thinker (if ever there was one), a college professor and a brilliant writer and leftist whom I’ve always admired — and Jordan Peterson, whom I’m not a big fan of, talk about this “feel-good indoctrination,” as she puts it, the “cafeteria curriculum,” the “laziness of Neo-Marxism,” and “the primacy of the individual.” Their conversation is over-intentional, but it’s also interesting and rather refreshing:
The upshot: stay out of school, kids.