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The claim that college is a waste of time is sure to appeal to those who feel that their own higher education was wasted, or who dislike colleges because of liberal campus politics. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a recent Atlantic article, George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan declares that college is, mostly, a waste of time. Caplan’s claim is sure to appeal to those who feel that their own higher education was wasted, or who dislike colleges because of liberal campus politics. But his arguments against college are deeply flawed, and the country would be well-advised to take them with a shot of skepticism.

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