Phi Beta Cons

The Libertarian View

“There’s a debate currently raging about the value of education, which is filled with people of our generation trying to tell people 20 years younger what they ought to do,” write Sarah Skwire and Steve Horwitz on the “Bleeding Heart Libertarians” blog. They give a light-hearted sketch of the debate, which they consider to be tripartite: 1) drop out of college and become an entrepreneur; 2) get your degree to signal your abilities; and 3) study liberal arts because it’s good for you. But since they are libertarians they conclude that young people can do what they want. “Now get off our lawn.”

Jane S. Shaw — Jane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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