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A random thought

If I ever have children, I really want them to go to university. Why?

Because—as the bankers have taught us—taking on an enormous debt in return for a near worthless piece of paper is the best way for a total fucking moron to earn millions of pounds.

Comments

The Penguin said…
Ah, but would that be a proper University or or a University-lite ex-polytechnic?

The Penguin.
Vicola said…
I'm most disappointed. I went to a red brick uni, got a 2:1 in a respectable subject, can be a complete moron at times especially when on the wine, racked up a huge debt and am STILL earning utterly wank money.

I can't work out where I went wrong.
The only difference being that students have to pay back the money they took from the taxpayer, unlike the bankers.
Roger Thornhill said…
Note how there was alot of snide remarks about lack of paper qualifications.

Await the pestilential plague of rent-seeking certification. It will make Banking a closed shop like so many other aspects of our lives.
Elby the Beserk said…
I have four "kids". 25 to 33. All of them standing on their own feet and doing useful jobs. The only one who went to Uni went as a mature student at the age of 27, to study music at the Royal Academy in London.

None of them regret not going to Uni, which they all see as a conveyor belt to nowhere.
The Penguin said…
Send them to Dolly Dripper's old collage (sic) at Berkeley - whoops, sort of next to Berkeley - well, in the same state as Berkeley anyway, where for only $6 you too can have a MA in psychobabble and standing too far away from the razor.

The Penguin
Fed_Up said…
Except that those "bankers" weren't bankers, were they? Am still trying to get my head round the revelation (to me, at least) that the heads of these institutions had no experience of banking. WTF!
AFAIK, the issues of Freddie and Fannie, CRA etc have not been aired in any of the UK government inquiries. I bet those numbties at the top were blissfully unaware of those issues throughout the bubble.
wh00ps said…
would those be the same bankers that caused this economic meltdown and declare that the only way to fix it is giving them all the money we haven't earned yet?
Anonymous said…
So DK, the unspoken assumption here is any children of yours are likely to be total f***ing morons?

Is that what you meant?
Gordon Brown said…
Elections, you must be joking, you've had your last election.
Westminster is a Charade

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