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Comment Re:Self-fulfilling Prophecy (Score 2) 306

The solution is to require all colleges and universities to rename themselves to one of a limited number of names. A partial list might include:
Princeton
Harvard
University of Chicago
Yale
Columbia
Stanford
MIT
Duke

...for after all, it's been shown that it's not the education which matters as much as the name on a diploma. As a bonus, it would reduce the amount of resources wasted on collegiate sports.

Comment Re:IoT is already here. (Score 4, Insightful) 138

"5G is viewed as a technology that can support the developing Internet of Things (IOT) market, which refers to millions -- or potentially billions -- of internet-connected devices that are expected soon to come on to the market."

Sounds more likely to be the Beginning of End of the Internet As We Know It than the "fourth industrial revolution."

Comment Expression. (Score 1) 281

Now adjust that study for intelligence and vocabulary. Profanity is the simplest form of emphasis, used by those lacking the vocabulary to express themselves with more meaningful and less crude words.

Especially "fuck," where George Carlin was right. If you have limited intelligence and vocabulary, it can be the universal adjective/verb/noun.

Comment Re:Well Trump has one thing right (Score 1) 539

H1-B is market interference the way it would be if there were tariffs for kitchen appliances, except for refrigerators. It's special case treatment, which skews the market.

The market interference is requiring a visa to work here in the first place.

If you want to argue for fully open borders, that's a different thing.

Comment Re:Well Trump has one thing right (Score 1) 539

"a policy that would effectively end H1-B and hence any immigration of tech workers is like *removing* market interference?"

It wouldn't do that at all. It would remove the special case treatment of tech workers. They would be able to immigrate on the same basis as anyone else.

If you want to argue for open borders, that's completely different.

Comment Re:Well Trump has one thing right (Score 2) 539

"Whenever the government interferes with the free market's price discovery mechanism it is always a bad thing."

...which is an argument to eliminate the special treatment provided by the H-1B program. The mentioned change is a step toward that from the status quo. Are you opposed, or do you wish to eliminate all barriers to immigration so the H-1B program would be superflous?

Comment Re:Or it could be globalism (Score 1) 495

"Is there another economic explanation that could account for the difference between then and now?"

Of course. As government subsidies for higher education (Pell grants, subsidized and readily available student loans) increase, so too do tuitions. They'd be stupid not to suck up all that easy money. It's not simple supply and demand, as it's not anywhere close to a free market.

Just wait (probably until after the next administration) until "free" college becomes the norm, people with student loans are expected even less to keep their commitment to pay them off, and we go even further down the path toward a lack of any personal responsibility. For a reality check, see what the government says in headlines - "Grants and scholarships are free money." Obviously written by someone with a liberal arts degree and no understanding of economics, or the true costs associated with "free." If higher ed is "free", expect even more degreed programs in underwater basket weaving.

I truly feel sorry for millennials - things are going to be hard. People voted themselves a dole long ago (accelerating around the 2nd Roosevelt), and it was the following generation which got the benefit - with the bill left to generations beyond them. And that's continuing. It sucks to be you, but thanks for funding the bankrupt Social Security system for me, which was robbed to pay for other welfare programs, leaving a big paper IOU.

The sad state of affairs is that millenials deserve it. Instead of waking up to reality and becoming fiscally responsible, what I see is younger generations expecting even more government subsidies, creating an even larger problem to kick down the road. You and your children will reap what you sow.

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