College Now, Regret Later

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Would you believe it? Some two-thirds of American employees regret having earned college degrees–mostly because it cost them so much and rewarded them so little (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/two-thirds-of-american-employees-regret-their-college-degrees/).

Persons working in jobs requiring STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)–also known as real stuff–are much less dissatisfied than those who ponied up for degrees in liberals arts or social sciences.

The debt hanging over their heads for years and years is the leading reason for regretting having gone to college; but in second place is the graduate’s “area of study.” Well, yeah–what are you supposed to do with your master’s degree in Superhero Studies? It was all right while you were at college partying and getting wasted every other night; but now that you’re sweeping the floor at the 7-11 and earning the minimum wage, that degree doesn’t look like such a hot idea.

And guess what! America’s aggregate student loan debt is now around $1.6 trillion! But not to worry–Democrat/Socialist presidential wannabe Bernie Sanders has proposed the government just tax Wall Street trading to pay off the debt.

If you think that’s a good idea, think again. Debt can never be wiped out–only shifted onto someone else. And who winds up standing at the bottom of the hill, when all this s*** rolls down? You, sunshine–the undefended taxpayer! ‘Cause there’s no way Wall Street’s just gonna swallow a $1.6 trillion s*** sandwich. This tab will be passed on to the public, one way or another.

Oh–and Bernie also proposes universal free college: everybody goes to college (everybody’s already going, but never mind), absolutely free!

We’re gonna need another trillion dollars.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “College Now, Regret Later

  • unknowable2

    I work in a tech field. I’ve met people with astounding abilities, with regard to networks and telephony. Almost universally, these are people without degrees. A co-worker recently completed a Bachelor’s and remarked that he didn’t learn a thing about networking that he hadn’t already learned on the job.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    The Democratic presidential hopefuls have their first debate tonight, and I will make sure not to watch it. Mike Huckabee, who has participated in two of them in his political career, says they are a joke and the furthest thing possible from a genuine debate.

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