Tag Archive: student loans

Apr
11

Fairest in the Land

“Mirror, mirror upon the wall, Who is the fairest of all?” The mirror answered – “Thou, O Queen, art the fairest of all,” And the Queen was contented, because she knew the mirror could speak nothing but the truth, Little Snow White – Grimm’s Fairy Tales The queen in Snow White’s story got awfully upset …

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Mar
14

Free Lunches: Who will pay for my fondue?

One has to appreciate any country which thinks that everything should be dipped in either cheese or chocolate.  There is a lot to appreciate about Switzerland’s economy as well.  Their unemployment rate is 3.1% compared to 8.3% in the US.  Their trade surplus is 13.4% of their GDP while the US trade deficit is 3% …

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Sep
06

Subsidizing Stupidity

Why do taxpayers subsidize student loans and public universities?  The argument goes that there are positive externalities associated with education.  Educated people are supposedly better citizens.  They commit fewer crimes, are less likely to need public assistance, and give more money to charity.  Still the primary beneficiary of an education is the person who gets …

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