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Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2006, 06:53:27 PM »
If it was crystal clear to me and I completely understood you I wouldnt have spent the time to ask.

Let's work through it, then. Better to show that tell. Or so they tell me.

Who are the people who shouldn't go to college? List them.

Man, you've got a sharp edge on that *&^% tonight.

redemption

Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2006, 06:54:44 PM »
I learned from you.  ;)

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Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2006, 06:56:38 PM »
i remember it.  but it's not the same thing since it's a close-up.  the one that i saw had trees in the background, your shoulder, etc.

Oh, yes. I probably cropped it differently or something.

i think it strange that you complain about your eyebrows by the way.

They're work. They look okay with effort, though.

redemption

Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #93 on: March 27, 2006, 07:10:35 PM »
i'm not going to comment further in order to prevent GAK.

by the way, are you saying that everyone going to college would be beneficial for the people themselves individually, for society, or for both?  maybe that's what the disagreement is about.

I think that the question as stated is ambiguous. If you have the minimum qualifications and want to go to college, you should go. Few people have regretted attending college.

Society's likely better off too.

The only complication is that there is actually no way to tell that many people have actually attended college.

Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2006, 07:22:29 PM »
I don't think that society would necessarily benefit. If a person wants to go, I think he/she should have the opportunity. However, there are plenty of people out there who would be happy to become a carpenter or learn another trade and frankly have no interest in going to college. Unfortunately, we have less trade schools/programs now where people can learn now to be skilled at a trade because everything is so college focused.

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Re: Should everyone go to college?
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2006, 07:23:56 PM »
maybe i should have phrased it as, "would society benefit if every single person obtained a college degree?" 

i suppose that the degree and the education are two different things.  and of course everyone benefits from the actual education.

That's a better question.

The answer is more likely than not to be "no" under some circumstances, and "yes" under others.

Closed economy: diminishing marginal return to society, etc (e.g. Burkina Faso)

Open economy: increasing marginal returns (e.g. Germany)