October 29, 2008 4:12PM

Who Should Pay for Your Sheepskin?

Over at Econ​o​mist​.com, they’ve just kicked off a debate on the resolution “that individuals, not the state, should pay for higher education.”

On Monday, they will post my “featured guest” statement on the resolution in question, so I can’t give away my exciting conclusions right now. I can, though, give you a hint about one thing I might discuss. Think “third‐​party payer problem”—and I heartily encourage you to follow the whole debate and participate if you’d like.

Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College, London, provides an excellent opening defense of the resolution, and I suspect that she and all the participants will offer lots of insightful arguments while this Oxford‐​style throw‐​down goes on.