Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Hey now, us Gen X'ers were the first generation destroyed by the fuckups of the boomers. We just realized it too late to fix anything. In fact by the time any of us had any real power the feminist/fuckaround/feeeeed theeeeee wooooooorld BS the Boomers fostered had become status quo and bad advice was handed out in bulk loads. If we accepted it (and why would they advise us badly? they're our parents really) we were destroyed by it, and probably took an extra 10 years sorting out the source. and that 10 year lag has to include the time necessary to realize just how fucked you are and why.
The disastrous effects of the counterculture are still being felt today. Common sense would tell anyone not to major in something that you can summarize in two or three words. LogicJunkie made a bunch of great videos exposing the college scam, including how his own alma mater, Duke University only accepted him because of his Spanish last name and affirmative action and he got screwed over for life by the school. College is just another business in the end.
Crule in his honesty, he makes a strong point. However, please (PLEASE) take the STEM ting with a grain of salt. The major industries have done a good job of keeping those areas saturated by either (1) importing workers via H1B visas (2) outsourcing the technical parts to countries where the going rate is openly touted as 1/10 the cost of a modern country. (Yes, I know...yuo get what you pay for, the people running the tech industry don't know that).I'd like to point out another (cruel) advantage of importing a worker. If they lose their job, they run a real risk of losing their work visa. This means unscrupulous industries don't have to stop at paying peanuts. They can also work the candidates at all hours of the day or night.Enjoy the decline. I'm going to continue building mechanical cock-roaches for a new type of porn i'm attempting to pitch.
Agreed with Phil. Getting a STEM degree doesn't mean you'll necessary find work, or work at your level. I have friends who are working at levels below what their degree should entail. However they are working in their field of choice, which is far more than can be said for most of the other degrees floating out there.
Hey Cappy,my first comment here. I'm 37 y/o been making 6 figures since I was 28. Graduated with BSME at 23. Should be doing well but I lost it all in divorce. No worries though, easy to recover at my age. Even got my 2k/month alimony terminated when ex got remarried. Livin large. Keep up the good work.
The happiest day of my life was when I decided to walk off the college campus, never to return again. I didn't close out any classes, I just left. I've been in business for myself almost all of the time and I never laid myself off. And I always made good money. The man in the video is too young to be that discouraged. I'd recommend just getting a better sales job and make more money. There is always a demand for sales people. Find something you may be good at and get your foot in the door. Yes, college was a waste of time for most people, but it's over now, and you have to recover what you have left and make the best of it.
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