The politicians don't want to hear it, Roberto, but one of the main reasons that the cost of education has skyrocketed so much is because the government continuously subsidizes it. AND, as that 4th article points out, there manifold opportunities for fraud as well.
I didn't write this post, Will, but you hit the nail on the head. Figuring out what a scam college education has become was a pivotal turning point in my life and way of looking at the world. In particular, that College Conspiracy documentary was really the first time I started really thinking about higher education in relation to the masses and how the public schools, like the sausage factories they really are, are pushing everyone to go to college, which I had been very suspicious of from day one. My school even had a huge wall where people would post what college they were going to as if their school was merely a trophy in a trophy case. In the end, they're really doing it to feed into the dangerous student loan racket by having counselors tell the students whatever they want to hear.I'll be sure to have a post up either today or Monday. Thanks for stopping by!
And those "trophies" are often BS, too. Our good friend, Mr. Sowell, did a study (or maybe he just cited it in his book) in which he found out that a degree from a state university like the University of Delaware is actually a better bottom-line decision than going to an Ivy League school like Yale, Princeton, or Penn (figuring in cost, potential future earnings, etc.). Prestige is apparently overrated, I guess
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