Mises University Is the Fix!
Is college over?
You know the answer. I know the answer. But we’re in limbo. We still hate to think of our kids and grandkids not going to college. We are stuck in Baby Boomer and Gen X mindsets. University degrees were a big part of our identity and professional careers. We want young people to be educated in the real sense of the word—and better off than we were.
Mises University fixes this. Let me explain.
We already know college costs far too much and fails to teach marketable skills. They still offer courses in economics, history, science, math, literature, philosophy, and classics, but those courses are diluted and inadequate. They are essentially remedial, comparable to what high school students once knew. And with the terrible moral hazard of government student loans, many students graduate (or not) with six-figure debts and useless degrees employers don’t want.
Mises U can save young people from this. You can help.
Even worse, many students leave university with disastrously stupid worldviews—hostile to property, markets, free speech, family, and even civilization itself. The whole cottage industry of “identity studies” is useless and destructive, by design. These phony courses leave kids dispirited, depressed about the future, and ready to throw away centuries of received wisdom for a progressive blank slate. Unwitting students graduate meaner, dumber, and older—with de facto degrees in narcissism (“I feel”) and nihilism (“I hate”). Talk about opportunity cost! Paraphrasing Mises, universities are gardens of socialism rather than exciting places for knowledge, ideas, and development.
In these times, more than ever, the Institute represents an oasis of sanity in an increasingly unhinged desert. —Marcel Gautreau, Mises University graduate
Mises U is the alternative and the refuge. Your donation helps make it possible.
I mentioned limbo. Many of us (I have teenagers) wrestle with how to view college for our kids. And it’s still necessary for credentialed fields like medicine and law. We might even cling to outdated distinctions between white-collar and blue-collar jobs. We know young people can learn things online and read the Great Books themselves, but part of us still believes in form
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