Bernie Sanders suggested this week that college graduates should not only have their student loans erased, but they should be provided with “affordable” houses on top of it. This can go along nicely with the free birth control and free health care they require. Now is there anything else we can get them? Free massage chairs? Free foot rubs? A lifetime supply of roast beef sandwiches from Arby’s?
In my podcast, I make a couple of points about the entitlement of college students and graduates in my generation. The first point, as it pertains to college, is very simple but very important. Here it is: If you can’t afford college, don’t go to college. That really applies to everything in life. If you can’t afford it, don’t do it. The dumbest and most irresponsible thing is to buy the thing you can’t afford and then complain, after you’ve already purchased it, that you can’t afford it.