Forget Harvard and a 4-Year Degree: Kotlikoff

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by bearice, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. The value of a college education has been a hot topic of discussion here at Tech Ticker. Now there’s more fodder for debate.

    A new study from Princeton University shows that expensive college degrees are not necessarily worth the lofty price tags in the long run when you take into account one's natural ability.

    Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics at Boston University agrees that an expensive education just isn't worth it -- much to his chagrin of course because tuition and fees at Boston University totalled $39,314 for 2010-11.

    With unemployment still about 9 percent, on average, for college graduates under the age of 25, and total student-loan debt now topping that of credit card debt in this country, he tells Aaron in the accompanying clip, “If you think of education as solely a monetary investment, if we are not thinking about all the other benefits from education like learning things, and getting to hang out with me, and also just becoming a more cultured person, then we have to look at this very carefully.”,-Says-Prof.-Kotlikoff
  2. Nice to see honest people talking about this.
  3. Kotlikoff had said "USA debts are $200 Trillion".
  4. World knowledge/information = Highly educated.

    A Primitve/Tribal person who can find food, water and shelter in forest is highly educated.