National are proposing that the economy should be centrally planned, though they are disguising it as an education policy – Government not ruling out limiting the number of students who get tertiary courses subsidised
Put simply, the government would decide, for example, how many lawyers, vets, accountants or teachers it needed each year and subsidise accordingly.
Anyone falling outside of the “need” category would still have access to courses but would need to cough up the cash themselves.
Williamson broke down his argument by taking a look at art history.
His data suggests about 10,000 students took the subject at Auckland University, which he says he has no issue with but the question was whether taxpayers should fund it.
“Maybe we want 500 art historian graduates that we fund well, the next cohort moderately maybe and the last cohort is anyone who wants to can but they fund it themselves.”
Take that market forces! Make way for communism by stealth. Да здравствует славная революция! I can’t wait for the first five year plan…