Author: Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen is currently pursuing a B.S. in Government at Liberty University. He is a strong supporter of limited government and his favorite activity is political debate. He can be reached at

Government meddling in competitive industry invariably hurts all citizens, and higher education is no exception. America has the highest tuition rates in the world. Only the federal government could lose $170 billion on the student loan program within nine years and spend another $148 billion of public funding on college annually. In a country of nearly 328 million people, that equates to almost $500 per person per year. Decreasing funding for this college-industrial complex would allow for more money to remain in people’s paychecks while reducing the financial burden to obtain a degree. Taxpayer-funded financial aid allegedly helps alleviate tuition…

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