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Why is extremely low tuition automatically a good thing? Subsidies to higher education are largely subsidies to people who will become relatively priviledged latter in life.

That's fine if it is needed to prevent American-style class education, but I would say the subsidy should be as low as possible. Some amount of tuition seems OK to me, as long it is coupled to a decent loan system where you do not pay if your income is low.

If you are not willing too loan 1000 or 2000 euros a year to pay your tuition, why should the government pay a far multiple of that amount to cover the rest?

by GreatZamfir on Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 at 08:25:45 AM EST

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