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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I notice you said "plenty" which means that you admit that not all have total aid packages and I also know plenty who had better grades than their wealthy friends and still could not pay tuition even after exhausting student loans. So stop trying to make yourself feel better by sicking your head in the sand.

    Additionally, most of the wealthy have a free ride as they do not have student loan debt after college, while those less fortunate have a huge debt when they first get out of college. This means, hypothetically, if two equal individuals got jobs at the same place, the wealthy person would end up with more money even if their pay rate was the same. So how is this equal opportunity again?

    Oh, and don't try to pull out the few exceptions where the employer pays the unpaid student loans. Those against equal opportunity love to point out the rare occasions where things worked out right. That argument is a just a cheap tactic meant to deceive those who don't know any better.

    Again ... is this equal opportunity? ..... ?
    a free ride because they can pay their way?



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a free ride because they can pay their way?
    Wait, what? How are they paying their way in that scenario? Presumably their parents paid for the school.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You don't think the University of Michigan is prestigious? Ross is a top 5 business school nationally, up there with the likes of the Wharton (UPenn), and Harvard Biz.

    So yeah...not ridiculous. If you can't afford to go to Stanford or Duke or Yale for 4 years, don't expect loans to float you.
    Yale Business School is not one of their better professional schools. Their Law school is #1, the medical school is among the very best. The B school is more geared to public sector type stuff and does not get the same people who are also applying to Wharton, Tuck, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Michigan or Cornell. I never met anyone who saw Yale B school as the top possible choice, unlike the Law, medical and undergraduate programs



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Wait, what? How are they paying their way in that scenario? Presumably their parents paid for the school.
    depends when they go. I suspect Jodie Foster payed her own way through Yale, though I never asked her when I had the chance.



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    depends when they go. I suspect Jodie Foster payed her own way through Yale, though I never asked her when I had the chance.
    Ok, so your question makes sense for like 1% of them... But for the rest...

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    So you believe that the few dollars in welfare people get is enough to make them have kids they wouldn't otherwise have? Do you realize how idiotic that notion is? They're people, man. With brains. Not animals. Besides, the cost of raising a kid for 18 years is way higher than the welfare benefits you get for 5 years.
    i disagree with that notion, but it is fair to say that welfare doesn't cover all of the costs of raising a family.
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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    i disagree with that notion, but it is fair to say that welfare doesn't cover all of the costs of raising a family.
    You disagree with the notion that people who are on welfare are people with brains? You think they are animals?

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Ok, so your question makes sense for like 1% of them... But for the rest...
    I know a couple dozen people who paid their way through Yale. True it was a small amount. But to claim the rich had a free ride is a bit silly. Their families might have paid for them-that is not a free ride.



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I know a couple dozen people who paid their way through Yale. True it was a small amount. But to claim the rich had a free ride is a bit silly. Their families might have paid for them-that is not a free ride.
    Sure it is. That's a free ride to them. They didn't do anything to pay for it, they just got lucky by being born to rich parents.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Sure it is. That's a free ride to them. They didn't do anything to pay for it, they just got lucky by being born to rich parents.
    Maybe they helped with their parents' business or farm. You seem rather envious



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