- Bill Harrison
- New York, NY
- United States
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In 2011, is it possible to make undergraduate and graduate degrees/licenses less expensive and equally available to everyone?
Is it necessary for college to be so expensive in 2011?
In a democratic society, why is it acceptable to keep the public relatively ignorant/degree-less, when we can recreate all textbooks, educational videos, interactive tutorials, and tests, at zero marginal cost?
Given that learning can and does occur cheaply (in time and money cost) outside of the university context, why do people HAVE to go to universities/grad schools in order to obtain the licensing to do what they want to do?
Doesn't the efficiency of the "free market" depend upon competitors to the established firms, i.e., degree-granting universities?
How can we get more experts to make their expertise available to the public?
If we cannot expect self-interested academic institutions to adapt to the digital age and do what is best for the public at large, what would it take to speed up the process of transforming those institutions to make them more open and inclusive?