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I think we overspend on education. It's not necessary for everyone to have a college education. Education is an investment. If you get an education, you can be more productive and make more money. But you could also invest the money, along with the money you make while you're working instead of going to school, and make more money that way. When there are enough people with a college education that the latter is more profitable, we need to stop doing the former.

Student loans in particular are a problem. There's too much focus on allowing anyone to be able to get one. If an education isn't going to get you enough money to pay back the loan, then the loan shouldn't be made. If someone goes bankrupt, their student loans should go away, and it should be recognized that whoever gave them the loan made a mistake. If banks can't get students that can pay back the loans often enough, they shouldn't be putting the money somewhere so high-risk.

There is an argument that we should give everyone an education to remove the unfair advantage of people who were born to rich parents. I don't think education is the problem here. Rich people are investing in their children's futures. If education was free, they'd pick a different investment.

I'm in favor of helping poor people stop being so poor. But just give them money. That way you can help all of them. Not just the ones who do well in college.






I'm in favor of helping poor people stop being so poor. But just give them money. That way you can help all of them. Not just the ones who do well in college.


“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime". I think incentivizing achievement and opening new opportunities goes a long way to really help poor people. I'm not sure if giving money to everybody is a good solution.
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