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Thread: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Grants rarely cover college costs completely, even for community college.
    Why should they? Want someone to do well? Make sure they have skin in the game.

    And grants plus loans gives them enough for tuition room and board

    At least it did when i went to school

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Why should they? Want someone to do well? Make sure they have skin in the game.

    And grants plus loans gives them enough for tuition room and board

    At least it did when i went to school

    Same experience. I also worked my ass off for a scholarship.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Why should they? Want someone to do well? Make sure they have skin in the game.

    And grants plus loans gives them enough for tuition room and board

    At least it did when i went to school
    And having loans still puts people behind. If I go to school on loans while someone else goes to school completely paid for by their parent, and we get jobs that pay the same amount when we get out, that puts me still behind because I owe money and they don't. That is the point. In reality, that is a huge disparity.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And having loans still puts people behind. If I go to school on loans while someone else goes to school completely paid for by their parent, and we get jobs that pay the same amount when we get out, that puts me still behind because I owe money and they don't. That is the point. In reality, that is a huge disparity.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    That disparity is called life, see my sig.

    Instead of crying about it, try to improve yourself.
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    People do. That doesn't mean we cannot also work to minimize the unfairness.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    People do. That doesn't mean we cannot also work to minimize the unfairness.
    Unfairness is a subjective and vague term. What you are really saying is we should take from some to give to others under the parameters you see fit. Entirely YOU making that claim, just own it.

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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I wonder if it is true that less successful people are more likely to over-generalize than more successful people.
    they also tend to breed more as well



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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they also tend to breed more as well
    True. I saw a funny youtube clip showing the difference once.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Because that $10 million has already been taxed. You only have to pay taxes once. If the postal worker left the $55k to his children, they wouldn't have to pay taxes on it again either.
    The tax is paid by the owner of the money or the property. When money or property changes hands it has a new owner and is subject to being taxed again. Yes, the person who made the ten million paid tax on it. Then he gives the money to somebody else and the money has a new owner and that new owner never paid tax on it.

    The money people get in their paycheck is potentially taxed over and over and over and over again each time it changes hands.
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    Re: Kids from rich families are more likely to succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Why should they? Want someone to do well? Make sure they have skin in the game.

    And grants plus loans gives them enough for tuition room and board

    At least it did when i went to school
    I agree with you about having skin in the game, and I can attest to the fact that those college students who are paying their way through, whether it's by working or scholarships/grants or a combo of both (and, generally, those using their GI Bill bennies) do much better academically than those students like me whose parents were floating their financial boat.

    What I find interesting is this very modern notion that everybody is entitled to a college education and that not having somebody else pay for it is somehow unfair.

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