April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017
January 14, 2017
Hundreds of colleges and for-profit institutions in the US are leaving a growing number of graduates stuck in debt, eating a larger chunk of their earnings. Boom Bust’s Bianca Facchinei reports.
December 15, 2016
What are college students focusing on these days—apart from sex, booze, and drugs? Well, moral values, if you can call a deep desire for “free everything” a value. And maybe “feeling triggered” and “needing a safe space” is also, somehow, a value. As is demanding that many words be excised from the English language, because they might offend someone who is a member of a designated victim-class. College is quite a scene these days.
Once upon a time, college students were aware of the maxim: follow the money. They did research and discovered what kind of money was keeping their schools afloat. It was an instructive exercise, and it made professors and administrators very nervous, for the right reasons.
Therefore, a different kind of propaganda had to be sprayed on students; the most shallow kind of “social justice” possible—in order to divert these boys and girls from revealing the underlying corruption of their adult minders. Hence, China-style political correctness.
These days, students are, for the most part, oblivious to how their colleges and universities are funded.
I’m not talking about donations from graduates and boosters, or revenue generated from televised football games. I’m talking, for example, about secretive government agencies.
CIA, NSA, DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).
At WikiLeaks, Julian Assange posted an overview (10/7/2007), “On the take and loving it—academic recipients of the US intelligence budget.”
Consider Assange’s stunning conclusion: “Over the last decade, U.S intelligence funding of academic research has taken on cavalier, even brazen qualities. This article reveals over 3,000 National Security Agency and over 100 Defense Intelligence Agency funded papers [written by professors] and draws attention to recent unreported revelations of CIA funding for torture research.”
Torture research. If people need evidence that the CIA’s MKULTRA is still alive, there it is.
Assange: “The NSA has pushed tens or hundreds of millions into the academy [colleges] through research grants using one particular grant code. NSA funding sources are often nakedly, even proudly, declared in research papers (‘I may be nothing, but look, a big gang threw me a sovereign’). Some researchers try to conceal or otherwise downplay the source using accepted covers, weasel words and acronyms, yet commonality in the NSA grant code prefix makes all these attempts transparent. The primary NSA grant-code prefix is MDA904.”
“An examination of academic papers referencing the code gives the impression that most or all research grantees know the true source of their funding. These are not academics who have been fooled. These are willing, even eager, participants.”
The NSA uses a number of “contracting and grant making light covers,” Assange writes. Among them: Maryland Procurement Office, Department of Defense, DOD, ARDA.”
Naturally, all the NSA grants to academics are for research on how to spy. Don’t be fooled by the numerous NSA awards for work in abstract mathematics. The NSA’s interest in math per se is zero. The Agency seeks to apply the research to universal snooping.
College students who claim to be activists can dig into records and discover what grants the NSA is making to their professors.
The students can name names. They can make the facts public on campus and stage protests. They can demand de-funding and cutting NSA relationships. They can refuse to enroll in those professors’ classes.
A quick search led me to…
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April 10, 2016
There is an ongoing perception that most of the workforce has a college degree. When we say college degree we mean at a minimum a bachelor’s degree. You would think that with $1.3 trillion in student debt outstanding a good portion of the work force would be college educated. The opposite is the truth however. Almost two-thirds of the workforce does not have a college degree. That might be surprising to you especially for a country that pushes nearly everyone into college. Yet this blind pushing of people into college has created problems for those choosing careers and paths that simply lead into more debt and very little marketable skills. It is also a case where the younger workforce is more educated but also more indebted. They are paying more for their education and their incomes are simply showing paltry gains. This is why talks of the minimum wage are actually bigger than you think. Many people are what we would consider “working poor” even though the media fails to acknowledge real inflation that is hurting the standard of living. So how does this look on a nationwide scale?
No college for workers
I think the figures are rather surprising for many here:
“(EPI) Almost two-thirds of people in the labor force (65.1 percent) do not have a college degree. In fact, people without a college degree (which includes those without a high school degree, with a high school degree, some college education, and an associates’ degrees) make up the majority of the labor force in every state but the District of Columbia. Mississippi has the highest share of non-college educated workers (75.7 percent) while Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have the lowest shares (51 percent and 33.7 percent, respectively).”
Of course the distribution isn’t evenly distributed across the country:
I believe the above is a big reason why so many Americans living in affluent metro areas are completely removed from the economic plight of most Americans. Some are pushed into states with much lower standards of living and the dialogue is simply nonexistent with wealthier areas. The media unfortunately caters to the elite markets and simply ignores the large masses of people that are getting by. We have nearly 94 million adult Americans that are not in the labor force. Think about that. Nearly one-third of our adult population isn’t generating income.