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Can we be serious for a moment here?

I was once listening to Peter Schiff‘s radio program, back when he had one, and he had on a gal from one of those foundations set up by some dead multi-millionaire to award academic scholarships to young people who want to go to college or university right out of high school. It seemed to me that she’d never listened to the program before, and wasn’t very familiar with Schiff or his antics. So he asks her all the standard questions, like “what are the criteria you use in a awarding the scholarship?” and “how can the young people in my audience apply for this scholarship?” and she’s happily answering them… and at some point she says something pretty standard, cliche even, along the lines that “absolutely getting a higher education is essential for success.” And Schiff’s reaction is something like “Well, hang on, that’s not… you don’t actually believe that, do you?” Continue reading Can we be serious for a moment here?