So I have a question for the Ricochetti:
The reason why we have high fructose corn syrup in the U.S. is (at least mostly) because we have corn subsidies that keep the price of our corn artificially low. Somewhere along the line, some clever people found a way to turn this super cheap and plentiful corn into a super cheap and plentiful syrup.
With higher education, we have all sorts of subsidies (loans, gov't grants, etc.) yet the price of college has increased 1000% in real dollars since 1965. I'm sure that the massive subsidies to higher ed have created a lot of bad results, but it doesn't seem to have lowered the price.
I realize that corn and college are not exactly an apples to apples comparison, but I hear a lot on our side about how part of the problem with the price of higher education is the subsidies.
What's the deal, Ricochet?