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The family will make the trek to Vermont to partake in the ceremony. Lately, this ritual of college graduation has taken on a dubious distinction. Face it, the fact that Peter Theil is paying kids NOT to seek a college degree says something.
I’ve long been saying that higher education is the next bubble. Meaning, how it’s financed and operated is unsustainable. Creating a vast underclass of over-educated surfs who are slaves to big college loans is sheer recklessness.
Still, my heart flutters as I pack my suitcase in anticipation of the moment. I put a kid though college…during a major recession.
The American Dream may have seen better days. It has always rested on the belief in getting a good education. Call me a Luddite, but I still believe that a good education is its own reward. And when it’s your own kid, believe me, you happily invoke a willing suspension of disbelief.