- Aug 16, 2015
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Even with government, you have a better chance at advancement if you do have a degree.When I worked at the Post Office way back when, half my co-workers had college degrees. Some of them had Master's degrees. But government pay, benefits, and job security, y'know?You will always find anomalies no matter what, but I'm speaking in general. I've met truck drivers that had degrees in things like graphics. They were only driving a truck because it paid better and were more openings. My niece is a college graduate. She's been waiting tables for the last ten years, and not because of the money either. She has a degree in biology.There are people with degrees that are working at StarbucksLawyers make upper double digits to millions a year, depending on the lawyer. A friend of mine and his siblings just won a lawsuit started by their father before he died. The settlement was 700K. The lawyer got 25% just for that one case.I disagreeI don't think you gave very good examples. Yes, the price of healthcare is partly because of government, but only because their programs only pay providers around 2/3 of the charges for their patients. Care givers have to increase their prices to make up for those losses. There is a lot of government red tape in healthcare, that's costly as well.Price of goods rise to meet the availability of money.I don't know about that. Why would expenses rise? My concept is that instead of giving money exclusively to one group of people, give it equally to all.Prices, and expenses, will rise to meet the additional "free money."I don't think it could replace an income unless you work at Walmart stocking shelves. But I always found it an interesting concept if we removed all social programs and replaced it with UI. It would solve so many problems in this country, and this coming from a conservative.If everyone is guaranteed the same income whether they work or not and whether they are a brain surgeon or a trash collector, why would anyone work?
Tuition rises when government gets involved because people can bow "afford" higher tuition
Healthcare cost rises because of government deep pockets.
If a "business" could only charge what people could actually afford (thru WORK), then that's what a product or service will cost.
Also, expenditures will always rise to meet income. That's basic human nature.
College tuition is a situation of supply and demand. Back in the 70's when I was in high school, only a small percentage of those people actually went and graduated from college. Most people were gearing up for the blue collar world. But blue collar jobs don't pay what they used to, and to make a good living, you need to have a college degree. Therefore, a much higher percentage of high school graduates attend college. Less supply and higher demand dictates a dramatic increase in costs.
Many blue collar jobs pay better the bottom college degrees
there is more demand for skilled electricians than womens study graduates
correct, the hourly rate for plumbers is equal to lawyers, and plumbers actually do something for people.
Engineering graduates usually hit the ground running and are well paid
Among the bullshit degrees not so much