If the best things in life are free, then why are works by, say, Rembrandt or The Beatles sold for millions of dollars? And why is the price of education outpacing standard inflation rates?
You might not get a degree or grades, but Open Culture has compiled the finest free online courses the Internet has to offer. Real classes taught at top universities, from Berkeley to Yale, are organized by subject and ready to help you get back in touch with your inner nerd.
Whether you’re looking to learn a new language or to delve into the depths of metaphysics, it’s all there. And when you’re done with Global Geopolitics (Stanford) and Intro to Solid State Chemistry (MIT), Open Culture’s ready to suggest some lighter material too. We’ve been taking study breaks to watch the library of Hitchcock, John Wayne and other classic movies that are available to stream for free.
Before you all dash off to reap the Internet’s greatest fruits, consider this: Free stuff is on the Internet. You have to pay for Internet access. Then is anything on the Internet really free? You’re welcome; today’s lesson was free.