U.S. college attendance is falling

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The problem with that is the fallacy of composition.
    What holds true for the individual may not necessarily hold true for the population taken together as a whole.
    More education will not necessarily decrease unemployment for a whole society.

    However, on an individual level, eventually an equilibrium point will be reached, where the personal costs (time, effort, money, risk) will no longer be perceived to be worth it, for a rising share of the population.
     
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    Regardless of that, it's worth it for my sons to go to college. You don't have to send your children to college.
     
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    And a good proportion of that debt is to physicians and lawyers who have no problems paying it back.
     
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    Maybe they're just waiting for it to be free. Oh man made myself laugh again.
     
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    if that was true, it wouldn't be a debt
     
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    Ironically enough, that is precisely what Founding Father Thomas Jefferson advocated.
     
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    Is this the part where you try to equate health care for sailors to giving health care to illegal aliens.
     
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    Who? Trump's illegal pals in the Russian Mafia??
     
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    Are you mad that I got ahead of your health care for sailors argument that you worked on so hard?
     
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    Since Warren is complaining about the cost of a college education, someone should ask her why she got paid $400k to teach one class.
     
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    That's hilarious.

    "Here look at my blog. It says Jefferson thought health was important, ipso facto he'd want us to pay for illegal aliens medicare."

    Great argument.
     
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    Melania is an illegal alien so lets be rid of her so that we can save money on her health care. ;)
     
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    A law degree even from night school isn't worthless, but unless you had a specific goal in mind it probably wasn't a good investment of time and money considering the surplus of law school graduates. Law schools all around the country are in economic trouble as people start to wise up.

    If you are going to an Ivy league school, then I say go for it because you can parlay connections and the status of an Ivy league degree into a Biglaw job, but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    Actually, she's a citizen. She's never been an illegal alien, although she has (from what I can gather) worked here illegally (she made money as a model on a tourist visa).
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    No, she's a legal immigrant. Do you honestly think Trump would marry an illegal alien for only to campaign on a border wall down South to begin with? It would make literally no sense.

    Do you people even know and understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration?
     
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    It's worth pointing out that the entries they examined for those payments were a) a few weeks before she was granted her visa and b) not bank statements, but internal accounting documents.

    It does not mean she was paid or worked before she got her visa.

    Since we're talking about the early 90's, direct deposit wasn't much of a thing yet, so they were probably just printing out the checks in advance.

    Back then, when you wrote a check, you deducted it from your balance when you wrote it......even though it might not clear for weeks.
     
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