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andy moock
Posted about 1 year ago
Are private universities worth the money for a bachelor's degree?
Let's REALLY think about this. If my kids public education is subsidized by your taxes, and your kids public education is subsidized by my taxes, aren't we both really paying a high price for the public education? Why do we allow ourselves to be deceived, thinking we are getting a great deal?
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andy moock
Posted about 1 year ago
Replace ‘Climate Change’ with ‘Climate Crisis'
Admitedly, I am a climate change skeptic. I would appreciate discussing the actual science....not saying that x% of scientists agree, but the actual science. I want to understand and make up my own mind. At this point, here's what I know. CO2 makes up about 400ppm of the atmosphere, and that the CO2 traps heat and acting like a blanket. 400ppm is the same as 4 parts per 10,000. It seems to me to be incredibly insignificant, and unable to act as a "blanket". I've also understood that Methane traps tremendously more heat than CO2, but this doesn't fit the need to blame humans. I'm very willing to understand if we really have a problem, then let';s figure it out...but let's not spend billions/trillions of $ if we really don't have a problem. Can someone intelligently explain the science, but keep away from proving the point because eveyone agrees. Throughout history, the collective "we" have been wrong a lot. Please educate
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andy moock
Posted about 1 year ago
What if education were free?
Many ideas that sound great have unintended consequences. First, understand that today, education can re (relatively) free for low-income families. There are many sources of grants that allow students to get most, if not all of their education paid for. Second, what is REALLY hard, is to determine those that will truly work hard and benefit society with the education, and those that will take advantage of the "free", and actually hurt society by not working, but taking the free without benefiting society. If we could determine the answer to this question, we could figure out a lot in this world (even beyond education). How do we balance all of the various questions and motives? Help those that truly need it? Not help the wealthy by giving "everyone" something for free, including those that can afford? Not spend on those that will "use" the system? It's not easy. Let's make sure that any answer moves us forward and not backward. Let's figure it out.