freakonomics lunch

Hey, what with all this crying and worry, real indignant, over fee hikes recently, we figured you wouldn’t mind hearing a totally crackpot dubious, but potentially valid argument for why fee hikes are actually beneficial. According to these guys, fee hikes serve as an economic equalizer, stinging rich students way worse than the poor ones, assuming  financial aid programs are buffed up to match. Riiiight … Comb through their argument here.

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More evidence that Freakonomics has jumped the shark. Argues UC tuition hike is good [Berkeleyside]
Why California’s Tuition Hike Might Be a Good Thing [NYT]

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