Higher Education Mania

Higher Education Mania

More Americans are receiving a college education than ever before, but are the costs worth it?

Student loan debt has reached astronomical levels, even eclipsing credit card debt. Is this sustainable? Who will pay and how? Has the bubble already popped?

Join the Mises Circle to explore the looming student loan bubble, the economic implications of the bubble bursting, and what students can do to hedge against the economic calamity.

We will be joined by special guest Doug French. French is Senior Editor at Laissez Faire Club. He received his master’s degree under the direction of Murray N. Rothbard at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, after many years in the business of banking. He is the author of Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money, Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth, and the Failure of Common Knowledge. He has also written many articles on the student loan bubble.

For an overview of the student debt problem, check out Doug French’s “The Higher-Education Bubble Has Popped”:¬†http://mises.org/daily/5533

For further readings on the topic, check out the Mises Circle’s higher education reader.

Can’t join us in person? Tune in to the Google+ Hangout. A link will be sent out when we go live.

When: Monday, March 4th at 7pm CST
Where: Waggener 308

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