In the reams of comments on the cuts in public spending in the UK, I haven’t seen the following point made.
The government is imposing savage cuts in spending in order to cut a debt which is of the order of £2K per citizen, and have worked very hard pushing the message that a big debt is a bad thing.
One of the methods used is to force citizens who want a university education to incur a debt which will amount to not far short of £100K.
Does this look like hypocrisy?
I was brought up to be debt-averse, and felt almost physically ill when I had to take out a £7K mortgage to buy my first house (a few years ago it was). I really don’t think I would have gone to university if things then had been as they are now.