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Should College Be Free and Student Debts Canceled?

Should College Be Free and Student Debts Canceled?

May 27
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5 PM PT / 8 PM ET
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Calling all students and recent college graduates! Join The Atlas Society’s Senior Scholar, Richard Salsman, Ph.D., on Thursday, May 27th @ 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET for Morals & Markets. This 90-minute interactive seminar occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month and explores intersections between ethics, politics, economics, and markets. Tune in this month, where we come together to discuss a question that hits home to many current and former college students: “Should College Be Free and Student Debts Canceled?”

“For decades U.S. public policy has subsidized college tuition and professors’ research while guaranteeing a burgeoning pile of student loans. Now politicians and pundits of every persuasion demand tuition price controls or free tuition plus “forgiveness” of student debt. Is there a link between the first set of policies (subsidies) and the second set? What are the moral, economic, and political arguments for and against making college “free” and canceling student debt? Is it possible both sets of policies are morally unjust, economically destructive, and politically coercive?”

Be sure to sign up for this month’s meeting to discuss ideas and interpretations from an  Objectivist perspective and relevant ideas from other important and influential philosophers, legal theorists, political economists, business executives, and politicians. 

Students can register for the event HERE. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining this course, have them email our student programs team HERE