Wednesday, October 12, 2011

But other than that it's a great investment.

A bit on the higher education racket.

Before you spend tens of thousands of dollars, or get loans to do the same... make sure it's actually worth the time and money.

Via Glenn Reynolds who also notes this:

Just look at all those unemployed and heavily-indebted #Occupy protesters. I didn’t notice any Petroleum Engineering graduates among them.
After decades of selling college as an “investment” — and pricing it accordingly — it’s going to be hard for the higher education establishment to pivot to a college-as-personal-fulfillment argument. If it’s the latter, it’s a consumption good, priced on a par with a Porsche or Ferrari. Those shouldn’t be financed by debt, or bought by 18-year-olds.

But that's what the Occupiers want. Luxury goods paid by someone else. Why? Because they want it.

At least they're peaceful sponges.

Oh wait, no one of their leaders said this in a speech in LA: "Ultimately the Bourgeoisie Will Not Go Without Violence. Long live revolution! Long Live Socialism!"

At least he wasn't a Tea Partier.

Zombie has a transcript and video and notes:

Every single day, more videos emerge from the Occupy movement showing people saying things that, if they had been said by a Tea Partier, would have been front-page news for weeks and discredited the movement forever. But since it’s the Occupy Wall Street movement, darlings of the media and Democratic politicians, they get a pass.

Darling of the media? Surely, that's an exaggeration.

Well, no.

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