The Student Loan Charade

From Bloomberg: Who’s Profiting from $1.2 Trillion of Federal Student Loans? For-profit colleges profit, so does the higher-ed bureaucracy. The issue is while student loan debt and tuition is high, the amount paid out of pocket by the student is low relative to the sticker…

Breaking the Tuition Feedback Loop

From Aaron Clarey: On Reddit, 4chan, the blogospehre, and on Youtube, there are three ‘great debates’ that have been raging since 2013: SJWs/Gawker vs. Redpill/PUA/MRA/Gamergate, the largest most heated of the three, is an internet version of the age-old left vs. right schism, but the…

College Degree – A Necessary Evil

From Return of Kings: The True Return On Investment Of A College Education A college degree in a high-paying field, such as STEM, finance or economics, can have a very good ROI. Contrary to the $100k-200k figures thrown around by the anti-college crowd, the average…

Stanford’s Free Tuition

The left is fuming over this: Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000 The left hates how they had to pay full tuition to go to a crappy no-name school, but high-IQ Stanford (and other Ivy League) students get free tuition and…

Some Ideas to Reform Higher Education

Unlike some libertarians, I don’t believe the state is inherently oppressive. I believe in incrementalism, in making small changes to make a better society rather than uprooting society. An example is optimizing the allocation of public resources. We have a finite quantity of capital from…

Much Needed IQ Realism in the Anti and Pro College Movements

There’s a misconception by the pro-college crowd that college is a stepping stone to success, or, according to the the anti-college crowd, that skipping college will give you an invaluable head-start in life. There are caveats to both of these, and the immutable laws of…