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Brent Regan
Mad Scientist Inventor Chairman Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairman Idaho Freedom Foundation
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Brent Regan 5h
Replying to @BjornHandeen
Then they should appreciate the laws of biology.
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Carpe Donktum🔹 Feb 16
BREAKING: President Trump brought along with him to the for an extra set of "eyes on the ground"
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Brent Regan Feb 16
CNN liberal loon Cooper accuses Trump of "weaponizing the military" Well, DUH! Kind of the point.
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Sol 🎬 Feb 15
We only grow stronger with every crappy meme it makes me want to meme him more.......
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Brent Regan Feb 14
And critical thinking demands that the argument based on evidence (mine) trumps the argument based on wishful thinking (yours). QED
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Brent Regan Feb 14
and you say education is intrinsically good and worth any monetary cost. Don't force people to pay $$s for intangibles. That is bad public policy. Unless you can DEMONSTRATE the benefit you are making people into slaves.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
If it was the best way for you to get a job and for you to be fulfilled then you can pay for it. OR, having a Ferrari would be fulfilling for me and showing up for a job interview in one would help me get a job so you need to go buy me one right now. It's for the children ......
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Brent Regan Feb 14
One indicator is when the individual cannot repay the costs. To justify this, some make the argument that the "benefit to society" has a value that justifies the additional expense. This is intangible.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Likewise, if you could produce a Ben Carson brain surgeon for $10,000, most would agree that would be a well worth the cost. So where is the line? When does the cost exceed the benefit?
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Brent Regan Feb 14
If a degree in Sub-Saharan Neolithic Architecture cost $1 Billion, there would be no argument that the cost exceeded the value and it would be unreasonable to ask anybody to pay for that.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Students incurred debt on the promise a degree would be a benefit. If that is not the case, the student should be able to sue the university for failure to provide the agreed product.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
I see you're having difficulty with logic and math. If something costs more than it's worth then buying more of it costs more, not less. Making something " free " drives up cost which compounds the bad effect on society.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
False premise. Inability to repay student loans is proof of a negative value and a harm to society.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
With a negative ROI, where the costs exceed the benefits, your argument is that society will make it up in volume. Similar perverse incentives cause health care to cost 4X what it should.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Between the direct cost and the loss of earning potential, most college degrees have a negative ROI. 4 to 8 years of negative wage are never recovered by wage improvement due to said degree. Because math.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Exactly, which is why "everybody gets something they may or may not need, paid for by everybody" is such a fallacy. If an individual perceives an education as a thing of value to them, they will pay for it, just like everything else. Nice phone you have there.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Using that defective logic, everyone without a car should buy a Ferrari and have someone else pay for it...... because of the economic benefit to society.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
Apparently not, or students would have no trouble paying back the loans for their "valuable education". The internet has driven the acquisition cost of knowledge to ~zero. Degrees do not provide the value they once did and their cost has ballooned faster than Bernie's net worth.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
This debate is an existence proof that, in general, a college education has a negative ROI. An acquaintance had $75K in student loans for a degree in "guitar" with a minor in "history". Don't ask someone else to pay for your foolish decision.
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Brent Regan Feb 14
When Bernie says "free college" he isn't describing something that is free. He is saying that your very expensive college education should be paid by others. A socialist would nationalize universities and use their huge endowments to pay off student loans.
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