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Author: PolymerMom Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 449386  
Subject: Value of College Date: 2/10/2013 2:44 AM
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There have been many posts declaring college is overrated and much too expensive for kids today, Here's a post from Mark Thoma, currently a Prof of Economics at the University of Oregon and why he thinks a college degree is worth it.

I can't say if it was worth it to society to subsidize my education -- this blog is one result of that investment -- but it was certainly worth it to me and to this day I have not forgotten what the state of California did for me. (I really, really, hated working at tractor stores and the gas station, nobody should have the power over people my boss at the gas station had over me -- he tried to screw me out of overtime, that sort of thing, though once I threatened to report him to the labor board his tune changed a bit -- and the thought of doing jobs like that for the rest of my life was a huge motivation in college.

http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2013/02/wha...

And then he rips into the current meme on why the "education bubble" rationale is specious. (Yeah, I still hate using the "bubble" terminology and the myriad misapplications it encourages.)

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