He calls it America's "secret weapon, more valuable than petroleum ...."
...nowhere is [America's] lead in the world more important than higher education.
The United States has more great colleges than the rest of the world combined. Yet [some] states are cutting back their public-university systems. This is a terrible mistake. In the long run, extra college may even cost society less, because people with college educations are better suited to look after themselves in a turbulent economy, rather than asking the government to subsidize them.