The future of higher education is up in the air"One of the oldest economic maxims, ‘if you subsidize something, you get more of it’ has created the next trillion dollar-plus bubble for which American taxpayers will be on the hook. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education discovered that published college tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007, while median family income rose 147 percent. What is driving those costs? The idea that every high school graduate should attend college, and that government — meaning taxpayers — will guarantee loans made to those students. … [A]s college tuition costs increase, the government makes more funding available to students to pay for them. The more funding available — guaranteed by the taxpayers, so that colleges never face the possibility of a loan default — the more they can raise their tuition costs without ever having to worry about getting stiffed. … If college tuition, aided and abetted by government subsidies, continues to almost triple relative to family income, at some point the amount of debt incurred to obtain a college degree will surpass the additional income one may derive from it. Considering that any attempt to reign in government’s role in facilitating these runaway costs is inevitably characterized as ‘depriving needy students of critically needed funds,’ the trend is likely to continue. Or at least it will until the bubble pops, exactly like the government-abetted housing bubble did. Are Americans ready for another trillion dollar bailout precipitated by irresponsible government?" –columnist Arnold Ahlert
When will the college bubble burst?
Gotta love it when teachers "teach" not what they are supposed to in this teacher’s case, Economics and intead stray and teach their personal beliefs, feelings or whatever they think our kids should know.
And if we object we become the bad guy.
Why is that?
remind him that "tradition" is simply the inherited wisdom of our ancestors, which keeps us from making moral fools of ourselves, and anyway, which of these traditional moral values would he flat-out like to do away with: compassion, fidelity, honesty, restraint, deference, courage, chivalry, self-denial… (Actually, all of them, but he won’t be able to say that.)
Instead, I’m recommending basic precautions such as keeping on hand enough food and emergency supplies for at least a month. (I’ll note in passing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] recommends building a survival kit to last for at least 72 hours; the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] recommends that you prepare your family for an emergency; the Federal government’s disability services also recommend the preparation of an emergency plan and supplies; and almost all States have their own emergency preparedness and management services. What I’m suggesting is based on all those good authorities, and simply extends their recommendations a little further into the future.)
Go check it out and think. Some will laugh, some will consider, some will do a little, some a lot.
What will you do?
They are complete a$$os.
I rarely if ever watch ESPN.
But then I rarely if ever watch TeeVee especially the talking heads, lackeys, morons, called “anchors” or opinionators that are on the idiot box these days.
Tim Tebow is a Christian.
The media attacks Christianity.
Therefore, Tebow is an easy target.
Strengthens more disgust and desire to see this type of clown as they should be called go away…forever..
Has said and done a few things that have “upset” a few tender skinned a$$os.
But when you look at the supposed front runners?
Flip flop politicians.
I am looking for much better.
And Bachmann may be it.