“I don’t disagree that college is a waste I’m just saying that for the people who do try to use this piece of crap product that we call college, even though it is terrible, they paid for it, either directly or indirectly with debt from loans or just time in general. So for those people to expect the product to work and blame the manufacturer when it doesn’t work seems reasonable.”
This logic doesn’t necessarily make sense to me. Regardless if the product works or not, the consumer has been persuaded by the advertisement and purchased it. What he does with it after the fact is of no concern to the manufacturer. Whether he burns his degree to a cinder, tries to get a job and fails miserably, or succeeds in becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company that is not the result of that product but rather of the person’s perseverance and fortitude. I wouldn’t give any university/college that much credit. By purchasing the product the consumer has placed his complete trust in the product, whatever it is.
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”
Another way to look at it is one of voluntaryism. The consumer was not coerced in any way to buy the product but rather willingly purchased his piece of crap education, therefore if he was not previously informed enough as to the limitations of his education that is his problem not the college/university. The manufacturer of any product, although expected to provide a high quality product by the marketplace, can never really be held accountable to its products as long as they were willingly purchased by the public, which they usually are. I suppose an exception to that would be if the manufacturer offers a guarantee that the product will provide a particular function for a particular amount of time, after which the manufacturer is again not liable for the performance of the product. No manufacturer can be blamed for the ignorance of the consumer.
You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.”
If a product is deemed to be faulty for any reason, the correct path, in my opinion, is to talk about it, blog about it, in short to alert one’s friends and family to not purchase anymore products from that particular business due to its faulty products. I assure you, no business can withstand such a painful blow to its reputation especially when it is widespread. The beauty of the Internet has made searching for complaints of a particular company so much easier with sites like Angie’s list. It must respond either by correcting the deficiencies in its product and thereafter generating more revenue or go bankrupt. This is the ruthless climate of being self-employed in the free market.
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda – a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good’ citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”
If you see something that I don’t please let me know. To me this is how the free market should work independent of all “government” intervention. In reality “government” intervention perverts this clean self regulating mechanism.
The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.”
John Taylor Gatto