Why American College Is So Expensive with Luke Herrine

Believe it or not, college in the U.S. used to be either ultra-cheap or even free to any student who wanted to attend. That may seem like a distant dream to students today, entering lives of debt servitude in order to pay off their student loans. But it’s true: the end of free college was the result of an intentional strategy by elites in the 1970s and ‘80s to destroy any idea of college as a public good, to be enjoyed and shared by all. And tens of millions of people today are paying the price. Luke Herrine, PhD candidate at Yale Law School, explains.


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