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Alumni Donations?

 

I understand that in the grand scheme of things giving money to my former universities will ideally provide younger students with the same opportunities that I had. I also understand the urge to give money, especially to my undergraduate department.

But right now, nothing makes me more irate Read more…

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Are Today’s Millennials The ‘Screwed Generation’? : NPR

Since I made the decision to pursue higher education to the extent that I did, I sometimes find myself in the uncomfortable position of talking with people who assume I look down on them for having less education. In reality, I believe that I am the foolish one for earning a Ph.D., not them for their decision not to work toward a bachelor’s degree. In fact, some of the most financially successful people that I know either learned their trade through experience/apprenticeship, or  have limited education and thus no debt (or both).

That doesn’t necessarily mean that I think education is valueless, quite the contrary. I believe Read more…

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus — When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)

“We’ve got to get the engine of economic growth growing again because we now know, because of recession, we don’t have the revenues that we wanted to, we don’t have the revenues we need, to fix Medicare, to fix Social Security, to fix these issues. We’ve got to get Americans back to work. Then the surpluses come back, then the jobs come back. That is the constructive answer we’re trying to accomplish here on, yes, a bipartisan basis. I urge members to drop the demagoguery and to pass this bill to help us work together to get the American people back to work and help those people who’ve lost their jobs,”

Said…Obama? Nope, Paul Ryan:  Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus — When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO).

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