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Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2011, 12:57:14 AM »

I heard some kid on public radio yesterday bemoaning the fact that she owes lots of money for her degree in…philosophy. What the hell did she think? Was she hoping to cash in on the high demand for philosophers out there in the job market?

If you have a degree in history, art history, literature (mine) or any other of the fuzzy subjects, plan on a career in fast food.


My best friend got a degree in anthropology.....spent a year looking for a job and ended up at Pet Smart.

What is he doing now? He went back to college for a degree in history!

*Loud Sigh*

What an idiot.  Does he plan on paying off his student loan debt...ever?

His mother works for the university so it costs him next to nothing to attend. Family of employees get cut a sweet deal.
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Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2011, 09:02:02 AM »

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His mother works for the university so it costs him next to nothing to attend. Family of employees get cut a sweet deal.

Another reason the cost of a college education is so high.

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Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2011, 10:19:56 AM »

If you want to go to school and don't have to shell out for it, that's one thing. But to indebt yourself big-time? Forget that!

Also, if you desire getting an education on your own, some schools now offer the resources to do just that. Both MIT and Yale now offer free online courses, which include even the course notes.

http://oyc.yale.edu/

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
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Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2011, 10:36:19 AM »

You can get more education from the Mises.org website than I got from nine years in the system. I swear, if I had internet as a kid, I would be a billionaire by now.
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Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2011, 01:30:03 PM »

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You can get more education from the Mises.org website than I got from nine years in the system. I swear, if I had internet as a kid, I would be a billionaire by now.

You sound like an econ major : D

The reason I switched my major from econ to business was BECAUSE I started reading the stuff at Mises.org

What, you mean the phillips curve is a crock? Why Am I learning this crap?
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