Why Free College is Great

There are many advantages to free college. It would reduce unemployment since a high percentage of people 18-22 would be in school, and working part-time jobs at most. It might reduce crime a bit, too, by the same logic. It would certainly make a big difference to a lot of people’s lives, and that’s a good thing.
The biggest advantage to it, though, and the reason it makes perfect sense to pay for it with tax dollars, is that it will benefit society as a whole. Trade schools are included in Bernie’s plan, so within a few years of implementation, a lot of people will be graduating with mad skills in plumbing, automobile repair, electronics, and so forth. That will make it a lot easier to get things done, and done well.
It will also increase the raw number of physicists, mathematicians, doctors, botanist, chemists, engineers and architects. That increases the field of people who have a realistic chance of finding a cure for cancer, designing buildings which are comfortable to live and work in and have a negative carbon footprint, perfecting robots who can do all the work, synthesize chemicals which can raise everybody’s IQ by 10 points, and inventing a practical flying car.
It may cost a bit to transition to the system, and Bernie has explained how to pay for it, but it will bring much more money into the economy in the end.

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