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Old 11-18-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I didn't know that. I think one problem is that nursing takes true people-people and a lot of people are drawn to the high wages and job opportunities more than the work itself. It used to be more a vocation than anything.
Ding ding! When they realize that they have to actually do disgusting things to earn that high wage, they quickly hide in their cubby hole and default on their loans.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Europe
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There is an overabundance of English/Lit/PoliSci folks. The US needs more engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. You go with what you need, not with what you want.
Not everyone is good at math so therefore wouldn't be able to study these things. People study according to their abilities and interests.
You always brag about how Libertarian you are but your posts show you are the exact opposite.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Europe
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If that is the purpose (intellectual curiosity), everything you mentioned can be obtained by self-discipline and a public library. I just saved you 100K. You're welcome.
An intellectual network can only be obtained in a place where people get together. You won't find that in a public library.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Ding ding! When they realize that they have to actually do disgusting things to earn that high wage, they quickly hide in their cubby hole and default on their loans.
Is there any data to back this up?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is there any data to back this up?
I'm happy to entertain alternative hypotheses.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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An intellectual network can only be obtained in a place where people get together. You won't find that in a public library.
When one self-educates, they have a much better ability to enter social circles through clubs and societies. Also, the internet is allowing for a medium for people to blog and share their wisdom. Legitimate intellectuals do not discriminate based on whether or not people have a piece of paper.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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I'm happy to entertain alternative hypotheses.
So you have nothing (as usual).
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Not everyone is good at math so therefore wouldn't be able to study these things. People study according to their abilities and interests.
You always brag about how Libertarian you are but your posts show you are the exact opposite.
If you're not good at math, then perhaps it would be wiser to attend community college and finish the last 2 in a state college to save on costs. If you major in English, you may need the money from waitressing for rent rather than a non-dischargable student loan.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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So you have nothing (as usual).
I disagree. I have a hypothesis and I am eagerly waiting for yours.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Europe
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When one self-educates, they have a much better ability to enter social circles through clubs and societies. Also, the internet is allowing for a medium for people to blog and share their wisdom. Legitimate intellectuals do not discriminate based on whether or not people have a piece of paper.
Not many profs blog about their findings. No one said anything about discrimination. It is easier to build a network when working with people (as opposed to read their blogs (which don't exist)).
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