Rebuilding the Ivory Tower Brick By Brick

Posted: 14th June 2014 by EricBierker in Uncategorized

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Home to Harvard University


A very important and lucid essay about the crippling costs of college here is based on the documentary Ivory Tower and was recently published. In the article, perhaps the best I have seen on the topic of college costs, the author and documentarian detail why expenses of the Ivory Tower have grown more exponentially that any other sector of the economy, far exceeding even Health Care. When the economy was better, students and parent wagered that college costs would be offset by employment opportunities. More of an investment versus a weekend bender to Las Vegas. Government money, itself borrowed from the Chinese, have fed the beast. Today, college costs have increased, and job prospects  have decreased. A bad combo…a very bad one, two.

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