15.6.04

TOWN AND GOWN CONFLICT. Bob at Truck and Barter finds news of a City of Berkeley study concluding that the University of California is a net loss to the city's economy, although it provides spillover benefits to other communities. Further east, the Mackinac Center reports that the University of Michigan is a rather expensive way to subsidize the upper-middle class (long-time readers of Cold Spring Shops will recall this) and recommends that Michigan go private as a way of buying its freedom from legislative micromanagement relatively cheaply. (Hat tip: Newmark's Door.)

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