Most economies advance by simultaneously decreasing costs and increasing quality. Unfortunately, when it comes to higher education, this has been turned on its head. Costs keep rising while quality declines. How has this happened? What can be done? A new book, edited by Cato scholars Todd Zywicki and Neal McCluskey, provides a sober and informative assessment of the state of higher education, critically covering historical assumptions, increasing government involvement, reflexive aversion to profit, and other, maybe unexpected, conclusions.
- Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower, edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Neal P. McCluskey
- “Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults,” Cato Conference