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The Huge Tuition Hike in California


Students are vigorously protesting the planned 32 percent hike in tuition at the University of California, but as Neal McCluskey observes here, that increase is from a very low (that is, heavily subsidized) rate.

Why do California students think they’re entitled to college education that is overwhelmingly paid for by others? Most probably aren’t explicitly taught to believe that. Rather, this is another instance of the general phenomenon Frederic Bastiat identified — the belief that government makes it possible for everyone to live at the expense of everyone else.


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