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Mr. Kirkwood you don't go far enough ("Make higher ed for all a priority," June 10). Let's give everyone free health care and free cars and free houses and televisions. Why there's no end to things "we" can't give away. It's called Utopia, and it doesn't exist.

The college graduates today can't find jobs, and you want more? Thomas Piketty is a socialist trying to remake the world into your kind of society. But you have only to travel 90 miles off the coast of Florida and find your type of country. It's called Cuba and it's run by the Castro brothers. If you get out of line and protest you will be jailed or executed.

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Just look at all the other socialistic countries -- China, Russia and India. Oops, they've all become quasi-capitalist because socialism doesn't work!

Bob Lowth

Arlington Heights

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