Home » MONEY FORUMS » Education » What are people’s opinions on ‘free’ higher education? Obviously nothing is ever ‘free’, and it would come out of taxpayer dollars, but would this help or hurt the economy? I’m hearing (and reading) articles on both sides of this issue, but I am not sure how many come from reliable economists. Also, if it is a negative impact on the economy, how are other countries managing to do this successfully (or is it actually detrimental to them in the long run?)?