A new scholarship that will let many New York students attend state colleges tuition-free has a caveat in the fine print: Recipients must live and work in the state for several years after graduation or pay back the money.
This brings so many memories.
After graduation in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics you were sent to work for several years for an employer chosen by the state.
And if you were lucky and were a Jew, that is, if you could legally emigrate from that hole, you had to repay the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics what the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics spent on your education.
Oh, I admit, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics wasn’t a version of communism true to its ideals and without authoritarianism, though.