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Peter Schiff: Is A College Degree Worth It? (video)

Is A College Degree Worth It? You Decide! by Peter Schiff

http://youtu.be/skaWXGzlANs



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I'm getting this video is

I'm getting this video is private????

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Just about as much as a

Just about as much as a public high school degree.

Southern Agrarian

Trickery: yeah thats it

"this is why you should NOT get a degree in liberal arts" - woman on street

"$25,000 I lucked out" - woman on bike in street

"about $25,000 I just don't payem" - bartender extraordinaire

schiff is great , i guess some cant see it and have to post multiple paragraphs why,

just watch the video and be enlightened,

think how much time and money at the governments and us taxpayers expense was used during these peoples so called enhancement of their education and lives not to mention the DEBT they are living with. What is the greatest way to enslave a nation, keep them in perpetual DEBT.

I am sure there are many dailypaulers here with little to no education that could out think most of these educated street dwellers.

fact: COLLEGE DOES NOT TEACH COMMON SENSE OR HOW TO BALANCE A CHECKBOOK

fact: COLLEGE DOES NOT TEACH YOU HOW TO LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS OR SAVE!

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Trickery: selective location to prove an invalid point

The Schiffs have always engaged in this sort of trickery.

Really? A strip club is his interview sampling? LOL
BTW: What was Schiff doing at a strip club? (just asking questions, I'm sure)

Stand outside a business office or hospital and ask people if they have a college degree and what they do. You'll see that college degrees lead to lots of good jobs.

I haven't even graduated yet and my business classes have already helped me land jobs.

Do you really want to know the value of a college degree...CYA. Anyone who has worked knows that most workers (college or not) are screw ups. So managers hire people who look solid on paper, so when they screw up, upper-management can't blame you for hiring a risky non-college grad.

And frankly, college grads are typically more responsible and resourceful than non-grads. Unlike high school, there is no one to make you go to school...wanna skip classes? Go ahead. So only the dedicated go to class. Further, grads were the ones who were financially wise enough to last four years without a major screw up...that says a lot. Even if a student has a four-year scholarship/student loans/daddy's money, the undisciplined will blow through that money before they can graduate. Also, people who graduate socialize more wisely...party with restraints, stay away from those that break the laws, etc.

Nearly all people who fail out of college have the intelligence to get through, but they lacked the wisdom, the hussle, the character to make it. Nearly all of those that failed out whine about the unimportance of college. There is a reason that the military generally requires officers to have college degrees.

BTW: Peter Schiff has a degree in Financing and Marketing from Berkeley.

SteveMT's picture

You have got to be kidding about college drop-outs.....

...lacking wisdom, hustle (not hussle), and character to make it. A piece of paper does not convey wisdom, hustle or character. Everyone is Congress has a college degree, but where is their wisdom, character, & hustle save Ron Paul?

Here are just some of the people who made it without a degree beginning with the letter "G."

Clark Gable, Oscar-winning actor. High school dropout.

Lady Gaga, aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, rock singer and songwriter. Dropped out of NYU at the age of 19 to pursue her music career full time.

Melody Gardot, singer and songwriter. At the age of 19, while studying fashion at the Community College of Philadelphia, she was injured in a serious automobile accident that left her unable to continue college.

Brad Garrett, actor, comedian. Left UCLA after six weeks to do standup comedy.

Bill Gates, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, one of the richest men in the world, philanthropist. Dropped out of Harvard after his second year to work with Paul Allen on the venture that became Microsoft. As he noted, “I realized the error of my ways and decided I could make do with a high school diploma.”

Ben Gazzara, aka Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, actor and director. Attended City College of New York for two years. Then took some classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City. Did not finish college.

Richard Gere, Golden Globe-winning actor. Dropped out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst after two years.

David Geffen, billionaire founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of DreamWorks. Dropped out of the University of Texas at Austin after his freshman year. Also flunked out of Brooklyn College. Admittedly, “I was a lousy student.” Started work by sorting mail at the William Morris Agency.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, See Lady Gaga.

Alan Gerry, billionaire cable TV executive, philanthropist. Dropped out of high school during World War II to join the Marines. Trained as a TV repairman on the GI bill. Launched his cable business with $1,500 in 1956.

George Gershwin, songwriter, composer. High school dropout.

J. Paul Getty, billionaire oilman, once the richest man in the world. Failed to graduate from the University of Southern California, Berkley, or Oxford University.

Hundreds more here:
http://collegedropoutshalloffame.com/index.htm

I think his interview choices/place of interview . . .

is (are) VERY valid. One of my children works in entertainment and retail and has chosen not to finish college. Most co-workers are college graduates--

This is really very typical 'out here' in the world--

one of the friends of this same child has been trying to go to graduate school for years and makes much less money than my ungraduated child.

Schiff knows what is happening--

this is typical; these people have jobs; many without degrees do not--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

it's the economy...not the degree

But schiff does know what is happening...

He knows that he is tricking people to buy gold from his gold company instead of getting a degree.

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Self bump for worthless college degrees.

What a way to enslave people for their entire life-time.

I agree--

some of *us* invested a lot in higher education and can admit that it was a 'rip-off'; others of *us* can't yet admit that--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Centralized life, bad

Centralized life, bad (assuming it was coerced).

Decentralization, good. But let's guard against false decentralization, where entrapment isn't evident immediately, likely, but is evident after enough time passes.

Let's think about what is natural -- how the individual is and what he does daily, how you are and what you do daily. Start and end at the self, the individual, where truth is least difficult to attain than it is in the relationship individual-group and group-group.

Again, how is the individual daily, how does he function daily.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.