This is a funny headline from the WSJ.com:
College Tuition Hikes Slow, but Aid Falls
The rate of tuition increases at colleges has slowed for the second year in a row, but government aid has fallen, continuing a cycle of rising costs and debt for students.
There seems to be a correlation in the data here. As government aid lessens, rate of tuition increase lessens.
But it would be crude to jump from here to the conclusion that there is a necessary causation in the data. Right?
“But” implies there is no causation and that the status of aid availability is a separate problem.
“And” or “As” would imply causation. Interesting how the WSJ editors chose their words on this one.