Context : EducationExploded
There is a debate as to whether it's "progressive" (ie. LeftWing) for the state to sponsor higher education, given that it's mainly consumed by the middle-classes.
Why should TheWorkingClass and poorer people be taxed to subsidize MiddleClass students?
Good overview here :
which has this nice quote :
J.W. Mason's rebuttal: "Suppose users of Central Park are higher-income on average; is progressive policy then to fence it off and charge admission?"
See also :