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TheOcean
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re: Interesting election statistics thread

You're dodging the question without showing any evidence. EVERYTHING I have read so far has said that there is not a strong correlation between cutting capital gains and an increase in investments


eta: I appreciate the solid debate. I'm off, law school is kicking my arse
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SlowFlowPro
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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You do realize what would happen to higher education without government subsidies, right?

it would become a much more valued commodity and the price of college would drop drastically

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Sure, when millions aren't afforded the same options to better themselves.

college is cheap. JUCOs are really cheap. nobody is denied the right to "Better themselves"

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Are they to blame for the poor economy?

further proof why their degrees aren't as economically viable as you're advertising them to be


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petar
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unlike europe where i never would have had the opportunity.


So Europe doesn't have student loans?

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you exercised your right to contract


Did i really though? What bargaining power did i have? I argue that my right to contract was limited because i have a grossly disparate bargaining power. And yes there is a public policy interest in having professionals such as lawyers.

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increased federally-backed student loans increase the cost of education


While I agree, Im not going to object by not going to professional school


Duke
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exactly. lower taxes. bigger GDP. everyone is better off


Except when that bigger GDP is fueled by a glut of private, corporate, and government debt.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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You're dodging the question without showing any evidence.

you're posting biased studies

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EVERYTHING I have read so far has said that there is not a strong correlation between cutting capital gains and an increase in investments

go look at our tax receipts when bush cut them

hauser's law shows there is a limit to tax receipts. they'll be 15-20% of GDP

how do you increase tax receipts, then? increase GDP


semotruman
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I 100% agree. The level of political discourse in this country is enough proof that we need to focus more on improving education

This.

There were 2 stats that struck me yesterday that haven't been mentioned. Obama won those with a college education 50% - 48%. And he won mothers (all mothers, not just minority mothers) 56% - 43%. Education is a thread that links these two....


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Puffoluffagus
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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increased federally-backed student loans increase the cost of education. you can't bitch about loans and then complain about the cost of education. they're linked.


yup. When the federal govt. pretty much matches the COA of any school with loans that anyone can attain, it shouldn't really be that surprising that most schools COA/tuition slowly rises without having to worry much about decreasing enrollment numbers.


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RogerTheShrubber
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This is a bad sign for the country, imo.

I hope this doesn't show a racial divide, but I'm afraid it does.


If the Dems think there will not be blowback to their race and class division, they are full of shite.

Fortunately for them, they divide enough of the single issue groups to gain a majority.


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TheOcean
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it would become a much more valued commodity and the price of college would drop drastically


Many institutions wouldn't exist without government subsidies. Poorer students would have to rely on being accepted to a public university (which would become super competitive). If they don't have the grades, they would have very little ability to go to college. JUCO would even be tough to manage without subsidies


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nobody is denied the right to "Better themselves"


Yeah I was referring to high schools/etc

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further proof why their degrees aren't as economically viable as you're advertising them to be


Or that our economy has provided them no opportunity to use their degree (and don't put that solely on Obama )


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So Europe doesn't have student loans?

i'm pretty sure it's not as cheap as our loans and much more scarce

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I argue that my right to contract was limited because i have a grossly disparate bargaining power.

nobody forced you into the deal. i hate these consumer-based bull shite arguments. they are a destruction of freedom

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Im not going to object by not going to professional school

the odds are that you and i would both have benefited by not going to law school


petar
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SlowFlowPro


Yea but arguing that GWB had a very successful tax code because he had the highest revenues during the period with the highest GDP is like arguing Justin Beiber is better than the Beatles because Beiber sells more records.

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lower taxes. bigger GDP.


I love how this is such a proven "Fact" on this board.
according to the same logic. Lower taxes equals lower gdp growth rate. Clinton had higher taxes and had a higher rate of gdp growth.

Both are wrong because they are oversimplifying the problem


TheOcean
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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you're posting biased studies


So post some studies that show otherwise


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SlowFlowPro
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Many institutions wouldn't exist without government subsidies.

so?

college is a saturated market. we have too many people getting degrees (especially non-economic degrees)

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If they don't have the grades, they would have very little ability to go to college.

and?

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Yeah I was referring to high schools/etc


even the worst high school in the world doesn't deny somebody the ability to better themselves...especially with the internet and all the free shite you can learn on it. if you do poorly in school you have shite genetics or you didn't try

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Or that our economy has provided them no opportunity to use their degree

it's not wise to go into a ton of debt during a recession with a degree that isn't economically viable


petar
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i hate these consumer-based bull shite arguments. they are a destruction of freedom


I disagree. sometime the law needs to protect people from accepting deals they had little choice in. While i agree that my circumstance is borderline in line with this reasoning at best. Still, Contracts of adhesion are detrimental to society as a whole and i would argue impair freedom more than the opposite.

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i'm pretty sure it's not as cheap as our loans and much more scarce


Not sure myself but I can't imagine a society that is more liberal (in a social welfare sense) than ours has more restrictive limits on education. Debt of british students after what is equivalent to undergrad is similar to ours as well.

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the odds are that you and i would both have benefited by not going to law school


While this might be true (although i hope its not), there is a public policy interest in allowing our brightest students to obtain the highest levels of education.


SlowFlowPro
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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Yea but arguing that GWB had a very successful tax code

i didn't argue that

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because he had the highest revenues during the period with the highest GDP is like arguing Justin Beiber is better than the Beatles because Beiber sells more records.

no. enacting tax policy that grows GDP should be celebrated not used as a "but" argument

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I love how this is such a proven "Fact" on this board.

how the frick are we going to grow an economy by taking more money out of the efficient markets and wasting it through government?

do you think the state knows more about how to allocate resources than the market?


TheOcean
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
Well most of your argument hinges on just complete apathy, which is something we just don't see eye to eye on.

Education is not an issue when it comes to our economy. There is not one logical reason why we should not offer government subsidies for higher education.



SlowFlowPro
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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sometime the law needs to protect people from accepting deals they had little choice in.

nobody put a fricking gun to your head. you had all the choice in the world

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Contracts of adhesion are detrimental to society as a whole and i would argue impair freedom more than the opposite.

you are basically arguing that some people are too stupid to be allowed to contract. just come out and say it

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Not sure myself but I can't imagine a society that is more liberal (in a social welfare sense) than ours has more restrictive limits on education.

europe is classist and isn't as free as america

it's also a lot more racist than america

the european social progressive myth is...a myth

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While this might be true (although i hope its not), there is a public policy interest in allowing our brightest students to obtain the highest levels of education.

tell me what law made it illegal for you to go to college


SlowFlowPro
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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Well most of your argument hinges on just complete apathy,

apathy? in what respect?

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There is not one logical reason why we should not offer government subsidies for higher education.

the cost of education rising for everyone is an argument against government involvement in the market



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petar
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re: Interesting election statistics thread
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enacting tax policy that grows GDP should be celebrated


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how the frick are we going to grow an economy by taking more money out of the efficient markets and wasting it through government?


Clinton had a higher rate of taxation. so did Reagan. so did most presidents (atleast in modern history) before them. They all had a higher rate of growth the George W.

Im not saying that higher tax rates lead to higher GDP growth. nor am I saying the opposite. I'm just saying there is little empirical evidence to support either side.


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