The tuition controversy is neither an isolated case nor caused by economic factors. Instead, it stems from deliberate top-down political decisions to gradually implement part of a wider agenda--the privatization 1 of public higher education, as has already occurred in California, in the continued unfolding of a worldwide, anti-democratic process of corporate empire building called globalization.
The state became indebted to bailout the banks. Now the state pays them ever higher interests. The state should guarantee the deposits of small savers, not the debts of banks to other banks or hedge funds or the assets of multi-millionaires. The financial sector must be shriveled, the sector that became much too big and uncoupled from the real economy.