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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2021 06:55 pm
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Papa Voo

Joined: Thu Jan 17th, 2008
Location: Right Outside The Burgh, USA
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srossi wrote: Papa Voo wrote: beejmi wrote: I just don’t know where it ends. Or if it matters.

Buy everyone a house and put $100,000 in their bank account?

 You are right.  Things are just imbalanced and out of whack right now I have no idea how to fix it.  I am more into thinking it cannot be fixed. 

Something like this can EASILY be fixed in 2-3 years. That’s how long it would take most colleges to not be able to turn the lights on with almost no tuition coming in from government loans. Every single person employed by the colleges laid off. Probably it would take much less than that. But that requires someone who doesn’t give a fuck to tell all 18-21 year olds that they’re going to have to wait that long to get on with their lives. We’re doing that with everyone else during Covid and no one seems to mind, many are even taking pride in doing nothing to “save lives”. So instead of crying in their safe spaces they should be willing to take the 2 year sacrifice to solve this problem for generations to come. Universities will have to re-examine how they business in the free market, meaning competitive prices that can realistically be afforded and reduced overhead with fewer superfluous staff and programs, or no students on campus. Simple as can be with some guts.  I thought Trump had guts but he ne er even brought this up. 

Well, the college issue can be rectified in time like you said, but I was talking about the whacked out economy we have.  The service-industry model is a sustainable economy unless the standard living decreases. 

For the colleges and universities, many are in competition with each other in everything BUT academics.  Sports and expenses associated with it is HUGE for colleges and universities.  Many campuses have transitioned their university-owned dorms into private living entities and tuition costs and university fees continue to rise.  I do not believe this all based on the unionized educators.  That may be part of the problem, but I think there are much bigger costs out there that need to be contained.  

Last edited on Sat Feb 6th, 2021 06:55 pm by Papa Voo