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The Higher-Ed Bubble is Bound to Burst

eddie again Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 11:16 AM
have you ever heard the axiom that "you get more of what you subsidize and less of what you penalize". our intelligent and wise federal leaders in the congress and the executive have heard that axiom. yet they are the ones who penalize production and subsidize higher costs in education and healthcare. until we the people put pressure on the willfully neglectful we have in congress and the executive the situation will worsen and eventually the piper will be paid no matter what the ultimate cost in terms of human misery. no one has yet and no one will ever be able to control the hidden hand that exists and affects every and all economic systems. if you vote for people who are either too ignorant or arrogant to acknowledge that...
eddie again Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 11:18 AM
... simple fact, you are as much of the problem as is anyone else who votes and supports such duplicitous fools.

you cannot thrive by trying to thwart simple economic laws such as "supply and demand". that is as black and white as it can get.
Happy Jake Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 12:20 PM
The problem is we have a group of politicians (we'll call them the Democrats) who are very familiar with that axiom - and work very hard to ensure it. They use government not just to "establish Justice, insure (sic) domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," but to guide society to what they want it to be like: a nation of people dependent upon those politicians for every necessity from food and water to healthcare to moral guidance.
"If you want to go to college," my mother said, "you'll have to get a scholarship."

Luckily, I did. I was admitted to George Washington University, which generously awarded me a grant covering the full cost of my tuition. To the best of my recollection, that sum was $2,400 in 1975, the year I entered GW. To pay for my other expenses there were several forms of need-based financial aid, and I received what is now called a Pell Grant and a subsidized work/study job on campus.

Adjusted for inflation, the $2,400 GW charged for tuition...