I believe that the people obviously are choosing: "NO, society should not provide further education for the general population" given the general lack of contributions to scholarship funds. If the people wanted to provide educations, they have the opportunity everyday to make these contributions. The government makes sure we are free to make these choices. If we are not making these choices, it's obvious that we do not WANT it to be so. So why would our government force it upon us? Because we are too limited to see the big picture and the advancement of our society and how it benefits us individually? Is that the underlying argument in favor of big government?