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What Happens When We Make College “Free”?

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch or, in this case, a free college education, despite the promises of certain presidential candidates. The federal government already guarantees student loans. But what would happen if we just forgave all that student debt? What would it take, politically speaking, and what would it cost? And what’s the value of a college education these days, anyway? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they tackle the topic on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers. Win tickets to FEEcon 2019! Quick hits Chalk on tires violates Fourth Amendment Phone surveillance Foolishness of the week Williams College is afraid of free speech Tuition at Williams College Tuition at University of Massachusetts Topic of the week: Free stuff is too good to be true Free college too good to be true Constitutional concerns about a wealth tax Wealth tax Join the conversation Words & Numbers Backstage Antony Davies on Twitter James R. Harrigan on Twitter Let us know what you think at: wordsandnumberspodcast@gmail.com    

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