Professor Todd J. Zywicki on the Ivory Tower

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law

The problem is the entire Ivory Tower sits atop an ever-rising swell of subsidies. Between 1980 and 2018, inflation-adjusted state and local educational appropriations to colleges rose from $50 billion to $86 billion. Inflation-adjusted federal subsidies to students ballooned from $34 billion to $154 billion., May 1