Loans Don’t Help Students; They Make College More Expensive

Whenever there is an economic transaction, two parties have to come to an agreement. The buyer must offer enough money to get the seller to produce and supply the good or service. The seller must be willing to accept an amount of money that the seller is willing to pay. It is often thought that sellers of “valuable” goods can demand any price they want, but that isn’t always true. Food and water are of the utmost importance to human beings. They need both to live. Yet food and drink are relatively Read more […]

University Safe Zones, a Danger for the First Amendment

Recently while on a speaking tour in California I spent an evening with a family in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They told me how wonderful it was to speak freely about their values with my wife and me.  Apparently their values weren’t very welcomed in the public discourse of their geographic location.  This brought to mind an idea postulated by Winston Churchill, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.” The Read more […]

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at “Mizzou” — the University of Missouri — students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn’t seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more […]

New Student Loan Data Shows Government Can’t Stop College Collapse

A college collapse is inevitable and the federal government might delay it but it can’t stop it from happening. Not all schools are the same and not all professors are the same. Some people just want to go college to party and get a degree as a minimal requirement for their entry into the job market. Others want to follow a rigorous path of study in order to be able to become and sell themselves as some of the best in their chosen field. So you can’t classify all education as the same. Read more […]

Racists, Red Herrings & Rhetoric…Oh My!

Are you tired of being slapped with the label “racist” whenever you speak against  unconstitutional policies like affirmative action, amnesty for illegal aliens, or anyone who supports such efforts?  Who benefits from rhetorical games in matters of equality and law? Racist accusations such as these are the worst kind of red herrings. For any non-fishermen, an explanation is in order:  The red herring is probably the smelliest fish that God put on this beautiful earth.  For this reason, Read more […]

Demographic Winter Already Reaching The College Bubble

When I saw the headline at Bloomberg.com I thought it was going to say something dismissive about the intelligence and academic abilities of children in the Midwest: “Dwindling Midwest High School Grads Spur College Hunt.” But no. It is not that the children of the Midwest have fewer high school graduates among them. It is that there are fewer Midwest children who can graduate. Because there are fewer Midwest children.  A waning number of high school graduates from the Midwest is sparking a Read more […]