May 21st, 2015
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article joking
that the United States would never eliminate tuition at our public
colleges unless Bernie Sanders "somehow leads a Latin American-style
coup down Pennsylvania Avenue." Today, I feel the tiniest bit prescient.
The socialist senator from Vermont and long-shot Democratic candidate
for president just announced
that he would introduce a bill designed to make state schools
tuition-free for all, in part by passing a tax on financial
transactions, including stock, bond, and derivatives trades. So, if he
ever does get around to that government overthrow, we now know where the
future of higher education lies.