I suppose that libertarians would probably agree that there ought to be lots of Universities, since these are theoretically a _Good Thing_ (provided that they function according to the principles of fthe Free Market, and do what they are supposed to do, which is turn out Liberally-Educated human beings. Therefore the recent fungal morphing into “universities” in Britain, of numerous otherwise (I presume?) reasonably competent technical and remedial institutions, so as to meet some socialist “planning target for young people entering further education”, is to be criticised. All it’s done is turn out a whole class of the robbed, the indebted and the duped, fit for nothing except occupation of state sinecures in the gigantic unemployment-relief system known as the “Public Sector”.
It says over at The Landed Underclass that MacDonald’s, the Burger Chain that All Right-Thinking-People Love to Hate, is going to offer degrees, via itself, for the benefit of its staff. I think this a grand idea, and wonder why other outfits are not already filling the clear gap left by the uselessness of most orthodox “university degrees”. Such qualifications can’t possibly be worse and more useless than “golf Course Management”, or “Hospitality Studies with Criminal Psychology.
After all, about 50% of MacDonald’s employees are already graduates whom the ZanuLieBorg concept of further education has already epically-failed. Possibly these commercial degrees, filling an obvious need, if it gets off the ground, will be more marketable to other employers than the “real” ones?