By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The high price of higher education and the availability of government loan programs have tempted many young people to take on far too much debt, which was predictable and forgivable. The institutions raised their prices which was also predictable and less forgivable. What followed was something troublingly similar to the housing bubble. Easy credit led to excessive borrowing. People took on more education than they could afford and learned that the college degree they’d been sold as empowering was, in fact, enslaving.