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Students have been steadfast in their demands of universities and the South African government. But what might the unintended consequences be? Nic Bothma/EPA

Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education

Social change has its own dynamic. This makes it an unpredictable, uncontrollable and unknowable force – one with often unintended consequences.
The “crowding out” theory underpinning arguments to slash government spending should be viewed with scepticism. Image sourced from

‘Crowding out’ and the fallacy of fiscal austerity

In the lead-up to the federal government’s budget in May, we’ve been told to expect deep cuts in government spending. Such a policy is said to contribute to a short run decline in Australia’s economic…

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