reply to post by silent thunder
The big problem is automation.
Everyone who gets turned onto "education" then states: I want to be a lawyer, doctor, accountant, etc.
Oops -- there's only so many of those hierarchical positions. haha. Not to mention the huge tax welfare they are based on -- and that goes also for
the military budget-based jobs. Military spending is the least efficient means of job creations but the military contractors have skillfully
positioned their jobs across all political districts to ensure that no politician will cut military spending.
2 billion people live on $2 a day.
Females are disproportionately uneducated since they have to help out with the family chores.
The less people live off the land and the more automation there is then the fewer jobs there are.
The main cause of job loss in China even is automation.
Yeah in Germany 70% of high school students go into corporate apprenticeships for career job training.
The U.S. corporations don't emphasize job training but instead pass it off onto the universities, etc.
So then corporations rely on tax welfare to get free job training and research.
For example I did graduate research at the U of MN on the corporation control of that Big Ten school.
In 2000 there were 350 different corporations doing "research" at the U of MN -- that is giving a tax-deduction donation to oversee research.
So they give a tax-deduction and they free buildings, free lab equipment, free researchers and they control the direction of the research - -but it's
supposedly "unbiased" since it's at a University.
Guess what -- student tuition then skyrockets in order to subsidize the corporate welfare research!!
That is the real reason why student tuition increases so fast.
edit on 28-11-2012 by pythagoreanfulllotus because: (no reason given)