Phi Beta Cons

Paying Indulgences

Andy Ferguson:

As for the remainder of the tuition–that portion not covered by student aid–it must then be provided by the parents, who work overtime in America’s marvelous market economy so their children can spend four years in the care of college professors who despise the market economy and the bourgeois buffoons who work in it overtime so they can send their kids to college, where, coincidentally, the kids will acquire a degree that does next to nothing to prepare them for working in the market economy.
The insanity is pristine, perfectly uncontaminated by common sense. Only a country as rich as this one could afford such a fanciful indulgence.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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