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, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 357–359 | Cite as

The College Admissions Racket

  • John F. GaskiEmail author
Symposium: Varsity Blues
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Abstract

In the aftermath of the well-publicized national scandal in which large fees (bribes) were paid for fraudulent access to college admissions, it may be a suitable time for review of the underlying causative circumstances. As usual, when transactional details initially appear to be inscrutable, conceptual distillation to elementary supply and demand can be instructive. In this case, both sides of the supply-demand relation were driven by natural, if undisciplined, motivation, augmented and exacerbated by idiosyncrasies of the higher education market setting.

Keywords

Higher education College admissions Educational economics Varsity Blues Ethics Affirmative action 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mendoza College of BusinessUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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