Europe and other Western nations are facing a very real energy crisis right now.
In this video, Kate Wand explains the energy crisis in Europe and the collectivist nature of the West’s war on climate change.
If energy security were the priority, our leaders would change from an ideological green-at-all-costs stance to one that eases regulation and allows free markets to find solutions.
Instead they are doubling down, tightening regulations, and suggesting we flatten the curve on electricity.
More does not mean better when it comes to university, and if anyone in America is in doubt, he should look across the Atlantic at the British experience.
In my native Britain, a mere 15 percent of young Brits went to college or university in 1980. Since then, it has been the objective of every UK government to encourage more people to go to university.
By 1990, one in four were going to university. 20 years after Prime Minister Tony Blair set a target of having half of all young people attend, that target was reached in 2019. Today, almost 60 percent of young women in England pursue higher education.
Having so many studying at university sounds impressive. But the rapid expansion of higher learning has come at a price. It is often the students themselves who pay that price through large debts and degrees that don’t always add much value.
UK universities have become a big business, and their business model has been to borrow to expand. In order to accommodate the 2.6 million students now in higher education, there has been a sustained building boom around university campuses over the past couple of decades, with lots of gleaming new buildings.