“What? I thought the government shutdown was going to torpedo our economy into the abyss? What's going on here?”
Hannibal57 on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:30:01
“Hard working Democrats brought us back from the abyss, again!”
MaineIndependant on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:24:58
“The jobs report immediately following the shutdown was pretty bleak. Imagine if we'd have had back-to-back good jobs reports. The unemployment rate wouldn't be as bad as it was at this exact same point of the Reagan presidency...”
“Finance is very broad discipline. Clearly, the single Mom in your example has impeccable budgeting skills. She could now doubt teach a Walton a thing or two haha!
And, in turn, on page two of our fantasy, the Walton's could probably teach her about more high level finance concepts: compound interest, investing, depreciation, etc.”
“College, by an objective measure, is a huge waste of time and money. I have a bachelor's of science from a decent state school and I can honestly say half of my classes were utterly worthless. And by worthless, I don't mean esoteric or not practical; I mean poorly taught and planned.
Since I've graduated, my alma mater has increased enrollment by 33% and now boasts one of the most opulent rec centers in all the nation. Tuition has also more than doubled in this time period.
There're just running em through.”
Zilo on Dec 5, 2013 at 05:09:07
“And you didn't notice that before? You're the one paying the money.
There are also plenty of schools that are not spending a lot of money on crap that doesn't matter. But they're being feed kids who can't keep up with the courses and they're having to adjust to keep the lights on. There needs to be a top-down change in how we do education, yes, and citizens have to push for it. Unfortunately, many citizens think a lot of education is already worthless in the subjects they don't personally like...”
Zip Zinzel on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:17:06
“The scarecrow who keeps pining "If I only had a brain", had the same problem, but he alt least was smart enough to leave, and go elsewhere after his first semester.”
MacTheCat on Dec 4, 2013 at 19:49:00
“Was a guy on KPFA today talking about just that. The billions schools are spending on rec centers, climbing walls, sports arenas (every college team is a money Loser, btw) cafes and other entertainment more fit for a spa than a school.
And the increase in wages for teachers has risen 33% in ten years while for administrators, which they've hired by the truck load, it has risen over 222%!”
“Totally agreed. Financial illiteracy creates income inequality and vice versa.”
DeanAdams on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:43:15
“......so the Walton family of billionaires via inheritance is more financially literate than the single mom raising two kids on $10 per hour working Wal-Mart who is able to squeeze enough out of her paycheck to feed, clothe and house she and her kids?”
“Yes, the money has been going right into the investment firms and banks; and, it's not trickling down into the consumer economy. Hence, the overall lack of demand and the languishing job market. Hence, the lack of inflation.
I'm honored you've been keeping up with me and my predictions for the past 4 years. Hopefully you've learned something today.”
lamar5292 on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:43:10
“Consumer demand has went up ever since the recession ended in 2009 and has boomed over the last year with housing market taking the lead.
Consumer demand for cars is up
Consumer demand for houses is up
Retail consumption is up
Recreation consumption is up
You are wrong and none of the indicators match what you are saying- just plain wrong and you have nothing to back up what you are saying!”