Germany now has tuition-free colleges
, available to all -- even to Americans. Of course, you have to know German, a language which few people would call Der Snap
We could have free college educations here. All we have to do is ignore the libertarians. Germany is prosperous, yet Germany is "socialist" -- if one accepts the Ayn Randroid definition of the word "socialism." If libertarianism works, then why are the majority of people happier in countries with mixed economies?
In the United States, we have an increasing number of people arguing that college is a waste of time and funds. The people who take this line want to transform the majority of American workers into something like the dull, unthinking, brutish proles in Fritz Lang's Metropolis
I say that education is an absolute good. Free and easily accessible higher education is not just about jobs -- it is necessary for the creation of an informed citizenry. Arguably, college should be not just free but compulsory. The American south would no longer be the homeland of barbarism and fundamentalist superstition if the people forced to live within that inferior culture were educated to think and behave as rational creatures.