"Be The Match" Registered
- Apr 5, 2006
- Utah, USA
- 06 Nissan XTerra Off Road, 00 VFR800, 07 ST1300
Yes, that's how things work. How about we start with the top. The average American has seen an 11% pay raise from 1978 to 2014; in that same time, CEO pay has gone up 1,000%. By 2000, CEOs made 378 times more than their workers - as opposed to 1965 and the height of the middle class when the ratio was closer to 20:1. This is disproportionate to the increase in production- essentially, the pie hasn't gotten bigger, CEOs are just taking a larger slice for themselves; that means less money for the workers (you know, the ones that actually produce).... and that someone else needs to pay for it all.
Yes, just ignore all the social issues of college profiteering that I just discussed and go back to blaming students for low wages, rising tuition, and a job market that won't even look at you unless you have a degree. Even if you do get a job, your earning potential is about the same as it was in the early 1980s, but the cost of getting the education is fantastically more expensive. This isn't about art majors, it's about every student regardless of major or career track starting out worse off than they would have at any time since the Great Depression.The real issues with higher education are two-fold: 1) irresponsible students taking out huge loans and majoring in useless shit that won't help them land a job, and 2) government guarantees on student loans encouraging bad investment, a la subprime mortgages. We need LESS government involvement in education, not more.
Show me one time that less regulation has helped the little guy against large, established institutions. Libritarianism is a fairy tale that removed accountability from the power players so they can stay in power. Some of the greatest periods of growth in this country, including the rise of the middle class, happened under stricter banking regulations following a depression or major recession. And nearly every downturn in the economy started with the relaxing of those same regulations.
By all means, continue to parrot the same tired party line that got us here - ignore the evidence, ignore history, let's continue to burden future generations with a rigged system to generate dividends for the stockholders. Let's not have any accreditation at all, allow any fuckhead who wants to sell a dream to hang out sign and start a school. Oh... wait, didn't Trump do that? He did, didn't he, and his school was investigated for fraud and the subject of two class action lawsuits. Trump paid $25 Million to make the suits go away, then folded the business and disappeared all the documents before the state could fully investigate it.
Totally sells me on needing less accountability in education.