Because through its massive subsidization, the State has made college cost so much more while making it worth much less in the world of work. This has also dictated a dumbing down, as Murray Rothbard pointed out, since if everyone is to go to college, everyone must be able to pass.
Here is a more subversive point. Fewer and fewer boys are going–in addition to all the above, they also pay to be demonized as responsible for the world’s ills–so there are fewer eligible husbands in college. And many parents assume the costs of higher education to make sure their daughter is in a suitable social circle. As the girl majority grows, this rationale is undermined.12:38 pm on April 17, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.