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Mike Rowe on Taxpayer-Supported College Loans

"I get a little curious about it when it gets to a trillion dollars."

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"If we are lending money that ostensibly we don't have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don't exist, I might suggest that we've gone around the bend a little bit," says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, in this ReasonTV interview excerpt.

You can watch ReasonTV's full in-depth interview with Mike Rowe here.

Aprrox. 1 minute. Hosted by Reason's Nick Gillespie. Cameras by Meredith Bragg and Joshua Swain. Edited by Bragg. 

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Editor's Note: At one point, Rowe says that college costs have risen over 500 percent the rate of inflation. According to the Department of Labor, college tuition costs have increased over 500 percent in nominal dollars since 1985, not 500 percent the rate of inflation. Read more about the increase here.