For this generation, student loan debt dwarfs any other debt. The national average student loan debt is above $25,000 -- 47 percent higher than a decade ago -- with many students at elite institutions graduating with debt in six figures.
The Beatles wrote "Revolution" in 1968. Yet, it remains the dialogue of our time. In fact, that dialogue has never been as apposite as it was in recent days as college students at U.C. Berkeley collided with campus police.
The reasons why the numbers never add up in higher education is that universities and colleges use a false and misleading method to determine the cost of undergraduate instruction, to the detriment of us all.