Monday, May 14, 2018


All government support of higher education should be abolished.


For the affirmative:

Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. His books include The Myth of the Rational Voter, and, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, to be published this January. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

For the negative:

Edward Glaeser is a professor of economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. Prof. Glaeser's academic work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.