One day I found an attractive man sitting and drinking coffee at Starbucks; we talked about the stupidity and challenges of various people on Wall Street and in our political leadership, and he couldn’t say enough spiteful things about Republicans in Washington DC, and people on Wall Street, claiming that they were the ones who robbed people of their opportunities people to work for living wage and be successful in life. Then he made blanket statement that:
“Education is Strength, It’s Opportunity.”
Well, I think I completely disagree. Not because knowledge is unnecessary or that education is “way” or perceived way to get that knowledge, nor is it the fact that solid education will definitely help on resumes for certain types of job positions, sure it’s quite true, at least in our period now, however, one can also say, well I would specifically say that:
“Higher Education and Student Loans, Towards Economic Slavery,” or that “Higher Education has Introduced So Much Political Accuracy into Our Society that Basically Pirates the American Way of Life,” and see the results today, right now. Is this good enough? Is this the best and “final” answer to advanced and modern civilizations? Student loans of $ 100,000 or more, and textbooks of more than $ 250 per year for information that you can get in free online lectures, or from WikiPedia?
Furthermore, I will tell you that because the ratio of job applications for open positions is very high, many employers need more substantial education, not because they need it but to shorten the pile of resumes. This results in artificial demand for higher education, and because we allow students to borrow money for higher education, it inflates the bubble, thereby increasing costs – but to no avail, those who have lot of education, will only have more debt in the future – By therefore, forced to work to pay it back.
“Economic Slavery as an Opportunity Through Education?” Really, do you think so?
Furthermore, and I can say this as an entrepreneur who leaves school to run my own company, it seems to me that higher education in many ways only causes linear thinking and the highest adherence to prospective employers, so it really is like “training dogs “and human domestication as whole in the exchange of bones, or in this case higher salary?
And still, it comes with dog collar and student loan debt chain, with taxpayers picking up dirt when the loan fails or the dogs forget? Please consider all of this and if I offend you, overcome it, you are good puppy, you can handle it.