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How College is Harming American Entrepreneurship: A 19 Year Old's View of Today's "Bumper Bowling Generation"

Jim 1610 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:22 AM
At the conclusion of this analysis, the author demonstrates the depths to which we've sunk. "we must support young people who make the bold decision to skip college in their quest to make the world a better place". Do you want me to give you some of my tax money so you can flesh out your dreams for the world as you see how it should be??? Convince me that investing in your idea will be of benefit to me and you will have my support. You have realized part of the problem but still have a little farther to go. Good luck in your awakening.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 10:52 AM
Since you immediately came up with a tax idea, you betray your own statist leanings. Kirk didn't say tax dollars in the article. On the contrary, he highlighted the private Thiel Fellowship. Parents could invest by helping their kids purchase equipment to launch a business. Retired people with means could assist young entrepreneurs with creating a business plan, partnering and investing seed money into promising start-ups. On the contrary, we know that almost every government activity ends up as a goat screw, so why would we want some new federal program to take over what should be a local community based initiative?
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 10:55 AM
Bad form. I shouldn't have used "on the contrary" twice. Note to self. Read again before posting. :-)
Nam65-66 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 11:46 AM
On the contrary,you can use it as often as you want.

When I was in grade school, I remember going to birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Before the games would begin, the workers would install bumpers inside the gutters in order to prevent gutter balls and avoid "failure." When I was growing up, it was common for sports teams to award trophies to all the players so no little kid would have his or her feelings hurt at the end of the season. Today, there are school districts which no longer give out "F'" grades, and hundreds of high schools have removed class ranks so that my generation will feel...