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America’s PhDs On Foodstamps

Home - by - January 10, 2013 - 13:00 America/New_York - 8 Comments

Zero Hedge

When job hunting in one’s field turns tough, college graduates may return to school for another degree (even in economics). But for some Americans, multiple degrees won’t guarantee a job in their field (or even at the Fed) – or even keep them above the poverty level… Over the past few years, more and more highly educated people have turned to food stamps and other forms of welfare for help… MORE

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  1. MNHawk

    January 10th, 2013

    Now should be a list of majors, and how many that graduate in such find a job that’s related.

    Are those janitors Bio Chemistry majors or Poli Sci retards? Is it a Medical degree that leads to Parking Lot Attendant or a degree in African American Studies?

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  2. Noodengr

    January 10th, 2013

    MNHawk, you took the words right out of my fingers.
    This study should clearly state what degrees get you a job and which one keep you living in the parents basement. Those with engineering degrees are in demand, underwater basket weaving… well not so much.

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  3. Claudia

    January 10th, 2013

    College education is so overrated. The sooner the kids get into the real world the faster they become conservative.

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  4. the aardvark

    January 10th, 2013

    My son who is 30 has his own fiber optic cable business and is doing very well and he never went to college. And yes, owning his own business has made him more conservative. He’s one of these guys who learns by doing rather than from what he’d learn in a classroom. And his business is doing well and his services are in great demand and wonder of wonders his partner and he turned a small profit this past yr.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 10th, 2013

     
  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 10th, 2013

    lol. Yup.

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  7. Annie

    January 10th, 2013

    I’m in a PhD-laden field. I could rant but won’t. Its not the degree; its the critical thinking skills. Another issue is impaired people being mainstreamed in public schools, then being awarded an impaired PhD.

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  8. Tim

    January 10th, 2013

    Some years ago while working part-time at a college Physics lab I met a BSME attending Grad School who didn’t know that mechanical joints needed gaskets.

    Also ran into a BSEE who built a power supply for the Professor with NO PLUG! When the professor asked “How do I plug it in?” he answered “We’ve studied LRC circuits, not that.”

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