Government subsidies for university education are a net transfer of wealth to university graduates from non-graduates, who are overwhelmingly the poorest in society. By demanding that "the government" pay for them, students are tacitly accepting a system that steals from the poor to give to the rich. It is absurd that someone earning minimum wage should pay through the tax system for someone else to study history, economics, law or medicine – those getting the education will go on to earn far more than those who had to pay for them.
13 October 2010
A message to student protestors
Sam Bowman on ASI: