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Why force us to subsidize other people’s parties?

02 Oct

Agreed.

The point, of course, is (a) to create cushy, easy jobs for academics and bureaucrats, and (b) to indoctrinate impressionable young minds against traditionalism and in favour of The System, to which end subversive content in lectures, leftist college activism groups like Black Lives Matter, and hedonism in general, all work.

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Enjoyment and Contemplation

college-experienceIf you live near a college campus—especially if you have occasion to drive by at midnight on a weekend—it’s clear that there’s a lot of eating out, a lot of drinking, and a lot of whatever else goes along with those things. There is no good reason to force us to subsidize this.

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11 responses to “Why force us to subsidize other people’s parties?

  1. Chillingworth

    October 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Re the indoctrination of impressionable young minds, an example I found interesting: A young woman I know graduated from an American college with a non-economics major (possibly she never took a single econ course), but nevertheless seems to believe that she learned a lot about Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Her literature, social-sciences, and/or other non-econ professors felt free to teach (or at least to leave their students with the clear impression) that people used to think Adam Smith was right and Karl Marx was wrong, but experience and history have since proven Marx right.

    Even in the debased institutions of higher learning in America today, an economics professor, or even a history professor—someone who actually knows something about the subject in question—might still teach that Marxism has been more or less tried and repudiated by experience, and free markets more or less tried and vindicated. But that’s useless in keeping professors from teaching ideology outside of their fields and indoctrinating students who make no attempt to learn those fields from experts in said fields.

     
  2. Chillingworth

    October 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Anyway, thanks for the link. Cheers!

     
    • Will S.

      October 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      You’re welcome!

      Cheers!

       
  3. Hermes

    October 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This also applies to the “study abroad” sham. Remember the Amanda Knox case? Pages and pages of lengthy articles, detailed narrative journalism, from which one gleaned that Amanda Knox, despite being referred to as “studying abroad,” was attending no classes nor doing any studying whatsoever, instead spending her time doing drugs and having sex with foreign men. And “studying abroad” has become so popular, it’s considered an integral part of the college experience. As far as I can tell, it basically amounts to sex tourism, subsidized by us taxpayers.

     
    • Will S.

      October 2, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Oh yes, I do remember.

      Indeed; study abroad is one big party, as well.

      (Kinda like missions trips, all too often…)

       
      • bluebird of bitterness

        October 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

        How things have changed! I was an undergrad back in the seventies, when study-abroad was still a relatively new thing, at least where I lived. I participated in a pilot study-abroad program that involved spending the summer in Britain studying Brit lit, and the professors assigned so much reading and so many writing assignments that it was a challenge to squeeze in all the things a literature student supposedly goes to Britain to do — like visiting the homes of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, checking out the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, visiting Canterbury Cathedral, etc. Most of us managed to do most of the assigned work and see most of the interesting places, but it wasn’t easy, and there was most certainly no time for partying or carousing… which would have gotten us kicked out of the program in any case, as the school had very strict rules forbidding such things. 🙂

         
      • Will S.

        October 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm

        Yeah; it’s all different today. People only want to see historic sites so they can take selfies with them, to boast to others that they were there.

         

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