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Piketty-Peak higher education

Very interesting comments posted by my colleague @BryanAlexander on Inside Higher Education re: “Peak Education” in the USA (apropos, “peak oil”).  Bryan emphasizes the extent to which the cost increases in higher ed will continue to render it more and more out of reach for all but the select few.

In the odd confluence of news articles department, an article appeared in the NYT on 18 April that detailed how the WH hosted the heirs to America’s vast fortunes.  Amazingly, it was in the STYLE section–not Politics or whatnot.

All this in the midst of the sturm and drang over Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century.  Does higher education also reflect the trends that Piketty describes?