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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    The owners of the economy want to create a generation of wimps to be their well-paid workoholic flunkies willing to put up anything to make up for a lost youth.
    It's not just the owners of the economy who "want" this. Aggregate consumer choice and the effects of technological advancement also move us in this direction. Consumers deal-seek, which incentivizes greater efficiency, which pushes out labor and/or sets the bar higher for it. This isn't just some Alex Jones elite conspiracy, it's the consequence of a more highly computerized and mechanized production process and the incentives created by the fact that BOTH consumers and producers have the individual incentive to cut their expenses.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Nobody said that, now did they? What has been said is that people should have the knowledge to figure out what the cost of school is going to run them in terms of monthly payments and how long, as well as they should put a little more thought into the whole thing in terms of cost to benefit ratio.

    But I give you an A for effort to derail with falsehoods.
    It's hard to predict something like that, and it depends on things like loan and consolidation options... monthly payments widely vary and I find it sad that people are attacking a college education. Getting a college degree in marketing should never be looked at or considered a bad decision, yeesh. This is sad.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Beyond what I have already said about higher ed, the other major major problem is...

    How old are kids when they get out of highschool? 17-19, mostly 18, correct? Most colleges want or REQUIRE students to apply, get accepted, and enroll, right out of highschool, because that is when test scores are still relevant. Many won't allow non traditional students into their programs, without "warm up" classes, just to refresh them.

    How many of you knew what you wanted to do, presumably for the rest of your life, or at the very least, for the next 20 years of your life, at age 18? I'm sorry, but that's just stupid. 18 year olds don't know $hit about $****, haven't left the womb of their parent's house, many have never held full time jobs, etc etc. How in the name of jesus christ's left nipple ring can you POSSIBLY expect someone who has only been around for 18 years to know what they want to do 40-60 hours per week, for the next 30 years?

    THAT'S why you see so many of what some of you call "soft" degrees, because, frankly, these kids don't know what's out there. I sure as hell didn't. They have absolutely no way of making an intelligent, informed decision on what sort of degree they want, what sort of career they wish to pursue. This is a decision people should not be making till they are 30.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Good thing I didn't wait until I was 30.

    Indecision may be why you see so many soft degrees. Or they are easier. Its probably also why we have a 99%.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Good thing I didn't wait until I was 30.

    Indecision may be why you see so many soft degrees. Or they are easier. Its probably also why we have a 99%.
    Well, I'm happy you're so awesome. I'm glad that you were able to determine what you wanted to do with the rest of your life at age 18.

    Not everyone else is so simple. Not everyone else is capable of knowing who they even really ARE, yet, at that age, let alone what they want to do with their lives.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Why, I knew exactly what I wanted when I was 18. No need to wait until 30 to decide what I wanted from life at all.

    I wanted a car, and I wanted to get laid.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

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    Is there some anual meeting, or convention, or even a drawn up game plan we could take a look at on this evil plan, of the evil rich?

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

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    Well, I'm happy you're so awesome. I'm glad that you were able to determine what you wanted to do with the rest of your life at age 18.

    Not everyone else is so simple. Not everyone else is capable of knowing who they even really ARE, yet, at that age, let alone what they want to do with their lives.
    Despite being a National Merit scholar, I knew I no longer wanted to live like a child at age 18. That's all college means. It's for people who are afraid to grow up and get a full-time job, a car, dates, etc. It's childish, depressing, unnatural, and insulting to the few people who really should be there in a productive economy rather than the exploitative, top-heavy, upside-down, and collapsing economy we have now. No matter how loudly the economic bullies preach it, sacrifice has no merit. It is merely brown-nosing and calls for a lack of self-respect.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Mocking accusations that disturb you is just whistling in the dark. If you refuse to recognize the power of the powerful, that will give them even more power over you. But it is not in my power to cure the blind, or even my responsibility to do so. Go ahead and continue whistling along the dark road to becoming road kill, see if I care. Carry on, carrion!

    LOL....No really, I am trying to understand your rant...Tell me if there is some particular group, or membership society that you feel is colluding to keep you down?


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