College tuition is soaring, thanks in large part to subsidized student loans, which artificially inflate the price. And what really happens at college, anyway? How much is learning and how much is an opulent rite of adolescent passage for a coddled and decadent generation?
(Hmmm. Wonder what side I’m on….)
But stripped to its essence, it’s a place to learn stuff from people who know stuff. And if that’s the case, why exactly do you have to be there?