A Primitive Answer to High Tuition

Given the anti-intellectualism of today, maybe this is the answer for high tuition.

Mill, John Stuart. 1848. Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy, John Robson, ed., Vols. 2 and 3 of  The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill  (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965- ).

391: “Before the invention of the art of printing, a scholar and a beggar seem to have been terms very nearly synonymous.  The different governors of the universities before that time appear to have often granted licences to their scholars to beg.”

1 comment so far

  1. mark hansen on

    guessing that this comment misses your point completely, i submit it anyway:
    if begging without a licence made one liable for arrest or at least harrassement, then a licence to beg would be a valuable possession.


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