We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hey, there are tradeoffs that come with having such an awesome dude like Hussein Obama as president. Sure, women are earning a whole lot less in the pallid Obama economy than they would in a robust one, but they ARE getting free birth control via Obamacare. Low pay but "free" stuff? In life, "free" stuff trumps everything else.
I went to a fair this summer in the park. There was a booth with about 3 young girls, sustainability majors. No jobs, building a community garden! My daughter went into nursing, got a masters and she is making $91,000. Sustainability is the biggest thing on campus with a huge push for kids to major in. They all LOVE Obama. Go figure.
Lays it out right there. Study something that will improve your ability to do something useful for others. The dentist in the article is the odd girl out but as she says, people put off dental work in a down economy.
But look at the "majors" in the bulk of the article and the 3 fair girls above. Sustainability? Public policy? etc. These girls aren't even getting "educated" through economically useless Liberal Arts degrees. Much less improving their economic utility through learning Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, or engineering or even business. Sure those are those nasty "vocational" degrees, that is "of or relating to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills" Really, who'd want that, at least until after you are "graduated" and must pay your own way, plus for your "education."
And here's the thing, college degrees are highly perishable in the job market. If it languishes on the shelf for to long after the graduation date, it becomes a liability. And all the while, new crops of sustainability, public policy, what have you majors are flooding the market.
Noticed in right hand margin of the webpage there was an ad for an LVN program. Does that entail approx 2 yrs. of education? Wonder how many in the mentioned sustainability field would be further along had they chosen LVN? Yes, I realize healthcare is not for everyone.