Phi Beta Cons

Fish Gotta Swim, Dems Gotta Spend

There has long been a symbiotic relationship between the political left—embodied by the Democratic Party—and higher education. Democratic elected officials have shoveled great mounds of cash to academia, while academia contributes mightily to liberal politicians’ campaign funds, promotes liberal ideas, and offers sinecures to liberal politicians and bureaucrats when their government “service” is over.

This year’s crop of Democratic presidential candidates certainly does not stray from this tradition. Harry Painter provides an in-depth look at the likely higher education policies of this year’s cast of Democratic candidates (spoiler alert: they’re very generous with your money.) 


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