It is Time to Treat Higher Education as the Business it Is

by David Brady, Jr.
Mises.org

So many of the problems with higher education stem from the involvement of government in the market.

Not a day goes by without a TikTok video surfacing of unhappy Gen-Zers or millennials lamenting their career choices that stemmed from college education. On top of this, student debt has become a hot-button political issue. And nearly every conservative laments the rise of such degrees as “gender studies” or “sociology” that seem to be little more than proxies for progressive ideological indoctrination with a price tag. Higher education has become a mess.

Though the above issues may only seem loosely connected by their relation to higher education, they share a more specific point of connection: government funding of universities.

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