Remember, college costs so much in the first place precisely because the federal government keeps subsidizing increasing tuition.  (Thanks for nothing, federal government.)

End federal student “aid”.  Stop turning people like me into debt slaves.

Reason has a pretty good piece on this: “Easy Credit Is Inflating a Massive Student-Loan Bubble”Steven Greenhut.

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Ace of Spades HQ calls our attention to an interesting letter from the Dirty Jobs guy, Mike Rowe.

But mostly, Dirty Jobs was an unscripted celebration of hard work and skilled labor. It still is. Every week, we highlight regular people who do the kind of jobs most people go out of their way to avoid. . . .

. . . our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part of our workforce.  We are no longer impressed with cheap electricity, paved roads, and indoor plumbing. We take our infrastructure for granted, and the people who build it.

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I’ve called before for a “Separation of School and State” on the grounds that the education itself is different—and not as good, for the recipient or for the rest of us—to the extent that it is paid for by the government.

This week in National Review Online, Michael Barone discusses another reason:  Government’s attempts to help are actually making college more expensive.  Read the rest of this entry »

More of the Same

January 26, 2011

Didn’t President Obama and other Democrats use to criticize the Failed Policies of the Past Eight Years?  (See, e.g., here and here.)  The more things change, the more they stay the same:  Apparently sticking with the failed policies of the past two years, by contrast, is a great idea.

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No, Really?

May 25, 2010

From my student-loan “exit counseling” (and accompanying “exam”):

If you choose not to make your payments and make no arrangements such as a deferment or forbearance, your loan will eventually default.  . . .

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