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“College education is the largest scam in U.S. history!” – From NIA, Nationa Inflation Association

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  1. “Hyperinflationary depression”

    …yeah, ok…

  2. lol “Legal costs eat up all of their capital for R&D, so almost no small businesses can become big corporations”

    Doubtful that that claim has “evidence”. Lots of companies, under the right conditions, can still thrive, even w/ “so many regulations and lawsuits.” NIA is so full of shit and loves to fearmonger

  3. The people producing this ‘documentary’ fail to see the BIG PICTURE- capitalism

    Higher education in itself is fine. It’s having to borrow a shitload to ‘afford college’- many of which are private, as well as public ones having “internalized” ‘market thinking’, in a way- to “hope to get a job”, in a limited market, w/ ‘oversaturated’ degree-holders, that is the problem.

    Private colleges? Check
    “Market-like” public colleges? Check
    “College prep” industry? Check
    Mainstream media, most of which is owned by big corporations? check!
    Pharmacies? Corporate, check

  4. LOL. The narrator is so full of it, at times. A hs grad without a degree gets an entry-level job making 35K right off the bat?? Please

    I graduated with a BA in 2010, and I still barely make 30k (in 2019). Gimme a break… Besides… “averages” can be easily skewed, esp. with outliers. MEDIAN income is key..

    And the *median* individual income in the US is only about 33k.

  5. Pharmacy and law school, too ?

    Again, they have presented no real evidence for this. All they presented where anecdotes such as supposedly some person claiming that it was very difficult to find a job as a pharmacist. Maybe this might be true for some pharmacists, but there is no evidence that there is an oversupply of pharmacy students and lack of available jobs for these pharmacy students.

    They also claim that law school is a scam because most people that graduate from law school end up doing low-paying service sector jobs like Walmart and McDonald’s. Again this is very biased and inaccurate information. Yes, some law school graduates end up doing jobs that don’t require a college education right after they graduate law school, but most law school graduates eventually end up doing a job in the legal profession.

  6. Student loan debt will cause hyperinflation ?

    Again, there is zero evidence for this claim. Why is that? It is because the only way student loan debt can cause hyperinflation is if student loan debt is dischargeable through bankruptcy. If student loan debt is dischargeable through bankruptcy, then the student loan debt will be forgiven. And once that happens, the taxpayers will have to pay for the forgiven student loan debt. And then the Federal Reserve will have to print an excessive amount of money. Thereby causing hyperinflation of the USA dollar.

    But that’s clearly not the case because student loan debt is not forgivable under any circumstances. So there will most likely not be hyperinflation of the USA dollar caused by student loan debt.

  7. This documentary features Gerald Celente, Guy McPherson and several other conspiracy theorists that spew a bunch of uneducated drivel. Even though these conspiracy theorists claim to have a college education, they are nonetheless biased and misinformed about college education.

    For example, Guy McPherson claims that college is worth avoiding in all circumstances. That’s simply not true. While student loan debt is often a bad thing, you should still go to college in order to get certain white-collared service sector jobs, such as being a doctor, lawyer, teacher, engineer or scientist of some sort. College doesn’t guarantee you a successful career, but without a college degree, you simply have no chance of entering certain professions.

    Guy McPherson also claims that college these days is too easy, and that students are getting 4.0 GPA with ease. Again, this is a baseless statement with no real statistics to back it up. There is no proof that college is easier today than it was during the 1970s or 1980s.

    • grade inflation is a known phenomenon. you can find studies, charts and media coverage all over if you research for 2 minutes.
      avg grades by year:
      1983: 2.82
      1993: 2.95
      2003: 3.08
      2013: 3.18

  8. Although I disagree with this guy that a college degree is worthless, what he says student loans being almost impossible to pay back is true. Jobs are also difficult to get. College is important because it gives students a chance to transition from childhood to adulthood. Although I’m angry about the ridiculous costs of a college education, I’m more angry about how many of the grants out there are being given to foreign nationals, rather than US citizens.

    • Only part of what you say is true.Foreign Students are unable to get an United States grant. The grants they get are Paid by their own Governments or some International Company,so who cares?

  9. While this doc raises some valid points, it also makes some really stupid statements. So college education is “less special” because 70% of HS graduates want to go to college? What the heck?! 70% of young American minds want to go on to get a college/university degree and this is a bad thing? So you’d rather praise HS droupouts who leech off of the government through benefits because those kinds of people are “less common”? Countries where only a small percentage of teens and young adults are able to get a higher education weep for your idiocy.
    Also, high education isn’t just a “piece of paper”, mmkay? I’m not going to speak on behalf of all kinds of degrees, but even the least “stable” ones such as Fine Art courses help you create connections as you learn, let you “shadow” practising professionals and so much more.

  10. You know why i love going to university, sit and attend a class. Because i can make friend with others students. That’s why. So much self-pleasure and bullshit in this documentary, it make my eyes sweat blood and wanna read books instead

  11. I’m from Belgium and here a year of college costs about 750 dollars (550 euros) in tuition and another 500 dollars for books at a university, or 250 dollars for books at a college. The government pays the difference. I love my country!

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    Can we please put a warning on this that it is an advert for NIA and jumps all over the place.

  13. Coaches are paid by targeted donations not the university.

  14. Banks will not loan money to an 18 year old regardless. This is so silly. Private banks would want to still have the protection of the government if the loans default.

  15. Are you kidding me it starts out fine but then it gets ridiculous. Seriously people do not watch this incase you want a good laugh.

  16. is there no way to get this BS removed?? It’s a commercial!!

  17. should have read the comments earlier…the whole time I thought this is fishy…

  18. Whether it is an advertisement or a documentary it still makes good points. College is worthless when everyone goes and one thing he left out was how many people start college and dont graduate. But they are still saddled with debt and they dont have their pretty piece of paper. Basically, college isn’t for everyone and not everyone should try to go.

  19. Get a freakin’ engineering degree from a regional state college. You’ll pay that off in 5 years.

  20. @ Rcmerrim

    Maybe you should go to college too. Its C-O-L-L-E-G-E!!!
    Not collage. Imbecile.

  21. u are all fucking retarded

  22. Forget going to college. I’m sure you will have no problems getting a job if you state internet educated as you education!

  23. what this documentary will tell you is-  Buy gold !  😛

  24. Start thinking for free? Ok, I don’t want to sign up for your biased crap. Made VERY valid points with College costing to much and the degree is pointless. I’ve said that for years. Also owning PHYSICAL precious metals. I’ve said if I won the lottery I’d buy platinum bricks (btw gold went above platinum prices when gold is easier to come by is just one way to show you how the market is STUPID, how can something you can hardly get cheaper than something easier to get?) and I get the whole buy stocks in it bit. Why own a piece of paper that is WORTHLESS when you can have the PHYSICAL thing? What’s a degree? Proof you can memorize facts and reword things. What do smart people do? Have the ability to actually put what they’ve learned into action. Hands on is the only way. You’ll never learn from a book. You learn for trial and error, others mistakes, and experience. You have to WANT to work and bust your ass though. You have to WANT to think differently. Get a job a McDonald’s people, pay is low I know your point is what? You complain about mexicans taking jobs, they’re mostly jobs that require physical effort that you think are below you. Stop being a dumbass and complaining about shit and actually go out and bust your ass. If you don’t know how to do that, google some videos of the new deal and what America did to rebuild. That shit is rough, but made a strong work force that KNEW the worth of the dollar.

  25. Lots of this information is only half correct. Like the claim that food prices are being inflated by the overabundance of service sector workers in relation to agricultural workers – a product of the college scam. Actually, if you look at at a sattelite image of the world, you can see that almost all of the good land is being used for farming – almost all available water is being used in many places, and most farms don’t need as many employees because of machinery.

  26. It is a moot point BUT one does not “Graduate collage”.  One “Graduates FROM collage”.  This strikes my ear like chalk on a chalk board.  Maybe you SHOULD go to college!

  27. My favorite was the unnamed, faceless lawyer burning his degrees.

  28. nice advert NIA !!!! well done for choosing a good looking guy to present it !!!!
    GOOD MARKETING STRATEGIE

    The docu in itself was allright though !

  29. to sum up, thanks for the nice advert from NIA lllllooooooooollll

  30. So, the point of education is to make money. How shallow you humans are.

  31. The first problem that I have come to realize with this documentary is his idea that it has all come down to regurgitation. While many schools and students do work in this manner of rote-memorization, one can hardly blame an educational institution as a whole for regurgitation of information–many students do not even want to be in the classes that, for the majority, their parents are paying for. So what do they do? They memorize just enough to pass the test–never synthesizing and critically thinking about the information.

    The documentary is very biased, but I am glad that someone is finally taking a step towards looking at the education system as a part of our capitalist system. I sense some Marxist thought in this documentary.

  32. The first problem that I have come to realize with this documentary is his idea that it has all come down to regurgitation. While many schools and students do work in this manner of rote-memorization, one can hardly blame an educational institution as a whole for regurgitation of information–many students do not even want to be in the classes that, for the majority, their parents are paying for. So what do they do? They memorize just enough to pass the test–never synthesizing and critically thinking about the information.

    The documentary is very biased, but I am glad that someone is finally taking a step towards looking at the education system as a part of our capitalist system. I sense some Marxist thought in this documentary.

  33. The first problem that I have come to realize with this documentary is his idea that it has all come down to regurgitation. While many schools and students do work in this manner of rote-memorization, one can hardly blame an educational institution as a whole for regurgitation of information–many students do not even want to be in the classes that, for the majority, their parents are paying for. So what do they do? They memorize just enough to pass the test–never synthesizing and critically thinking about the information.

    The documentary is very biased, but I am glad that someone is finally taking a step towards looking at the education system as a part of our capitalist system. I sense some Marxist thought in this documentary.

  34. Im 17 and dropped outta school, im not dumb or anything, i just found the whole system pointless, i was learning shit that i thought wasnt necessary, so i left. I went to a private learning institute that understood students and how fucked the school system is. I got my qualifications there and also learnt financial management, customer service, retail, how to make a resume that employers cant turn down, how to treat people in the work force, as well as maths and english etc. I got both my qualifications in under 1 year where as in school it takes 1 year each to achieve. Im not trying to start any arguments or shit like that, just sayin the world is run by a system, and the system is to keep us simple minded. Our minds are extradornary things, that are limitless to learning. I honestly wish i was in some tribe in africa living my life trying to survive rather than living the system trying to get paid.

    • Im 17 and dropped outta school, im not dumb or anything, i just found the whole system pointless I stopped reading after that. How at 17 you can be grown up enough to “find” anything pointless…
      if you drop out of college, I understand…but in your teen years you are nobody and you are usually guided by your sexual desires more than you are by anything else – have you still not understood this?

      • Hllena…it seems you are the one who does not understand this. For you to assume SamSalsa’s life decisions were guided by the same pattern most 17 year old’s use cannot support anything you say unless you’ve been his/her personal shrink for years and have a degree in psychology. When you assume, you make an ASS of U/ME. Your ill-thought opinionated statements show you do NOT understand his/her life decisions, but also that you believe in this systematic way of life more than you even know….look in a mirror and drop your opinions upon yourself before you start laying into someone’s life choices that you basically have no knowledge or insight into. Just because you have opinion does NOT give you a right to voice it, especially when it comes out the way it did. Just goes to show how much you lack in your understanding of humans and their decisions they make.

    • I agree with what you’re saying, and totally understand that you do not dig the system which you were born into. I don’t dig it either. That’s totally respectable, and I deeply commend you for thinking outside the box. If more people did what you did, a little introspection, extrospection, and little thinking about the things they are told, instead of taking them for granted, then the whole world would be better.

      But consider that a tribal man in Africa, just like you were, was born into a system that he may or may not want to be in. You know what I’m saying? Like, maybe he wants to go to America and go to college!

      It’s all so subjective. Both systems are repressive and make you conform and require you to be a certain person, which your soul may or may not be.

      Like, what if a tribal African would LOVE LOVE LOVE more than anything in the world, to play a game on a computer, to take photograph or write books or learn about the Greek renaissance? But no, his dad always told him, “learn how to hunt, build up your muscles, know which trees hold the most water, know how to track lions,” etc. But he doesn’t want to be a macho man, a survivor man. Maybe his heart is telling him that he wants to study the poetry of e.e. cummings or the literature of Bernal.

      So while you sit here and see all of the cons of industrialization, a person in Africa probably also sees cons to tribal living.

      But don’t get me wrong, I’d love to experience living out of pure self reliance, at least for a little while, living a like a bushman.

      I’m just saying, we don’t have it all bad and they don’t have it all good. We have it good and bad and they have it good and bad. You can’t villainize an entire way of life and idealize another.

      I guess what I’m saying is, the human experience is that which you have stated. People are born into situations. And they can’t decide what situation they are born into. Like Gandalf said, we can’t decide which cards are dealt to us. The only thing we can decide is “what to do with the time that is given to us.”

      So I commend you for not only THINKING outside the box, but ACTING outside the box. And now you have the responsibility (because you now know, and you can’t un-know) to try to build up a world in which people can THINK for themselves and CHOOSE for themselves the kind of live they want to lead. So don’t go around telling people, “school sucks.” Tell them, “school MAY suck, so watch out, and think for yourself, and form your own opinion, independent of bias or pressure from others.”

      I send you my love, and best of luck in all your endeavors.

      • How would a bushman in Africa even KNOW about ee cummings or the Greek renaissance…? Just sayin…

      • Anita…that response was wonderfully thoughtful !   We need more people in the world like you. 🙂   I’m a teacher in a Canadian college and have been reading responses regarding the “college conspiracy” video.   People just don’t want to think for themselves and take responsibility.

  35. this guy has been caught before selling people on videos, then sending them “recommendations” for securities a.k.a. pump n’ dump

  36. good thing i go to university of houston.. my tuition at most yearly is like 9k GO COOGS!

  37. I have a double BA in finance and psychology, a MS in psychology, a PhD in psychology, and was 1 year into my MBA when i gave up school for good. I have been seeking a position in research since i got my PhD in 2005. I paid for school as I went working full-time, year-round in finance, and my employer at the time paid for my MBA studies. I lost my finance job in 2007. Now I work as a pro Dominatrix for cash, and there are many weeks when I make $0, my rent is often late, and I’m broke, but happy. I feel I can say education in this country is worth shit. I also can say this documentary is biased and not that well informed. The best thing to do would have all education be by the state (such as it is most of Europe, colleges are run like high schools) and I do believe all taxpayers should pay in. However, no one can argue all college has become for-profit and worthless, and I hope this opens people’s eyes.

  38. I have a double BA in finance and psychology, a MS in psychology, a PhD in psychology, and was 1 year into my MBA when i gave up school for good. I have been seeking a position in research since i got my PhD in 2005. I paid for school as I went working full-time, year-round in finance, and my employer at the time paid for my MBA studies. I lost my finance job in 2007. Now I work as a pro Dominatrix for cash, and there are many weeks when I make $0, my rent is often late, and I’m broke, but happy. I feel I can say education in this country is worth shit. I also can say this documentary is biased and not that well informed. The best thing to do would have all education be by the state (such as it is most of Europe, colleges are run like high schools) and I do believe all taxpayers should pay in. However, no one can argue all college has become for-profit and worthless, and I hope this opens people’s eyes.

  39. This documentary is a flaw!  I didn’t see any “average” American.  BTW, I’m an average American.

  40. I am happy i am not from “the best country US” but i am from post communist country :p there is nothing best on america, and i am sure of it 🙂 more and more by time :p and i am sorry for brainwashed people in america 🙂

  41. I am happy i am not from “the best country US” but i am from post communist country :p there is nothing best on america, and i am sure of it 🙂 more and more by time :p and i am sorry for brainwashed people in america 🙂

  42. I am happy i am not from “the best country US” but i am from post communist country :p there is nothing best on america, and i am sure of it 🙂 more and more by time :p and i am sorry for brainwashed people in america 🙂

  43. for MrZ:

    regarding, “Now that 70% or more will have degrees”:

    actually, as of 2009, fewer than 50% have degrees:

    Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s degree     38.54%
    Master’s degree                                     7.62%
    Doctorate or professional degree              2.94%

    culled from:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_attainment_in_the_United_States#General_attainment_of_degrees.2Fdiplomas

    the odds this percentage will increase–given the eviscerated, collapsing, smoke-and-mirrors nature of our plutocratic, capitalist, imperial/parasitic economy–are slim to none.

  44. Source of information of this video is only 1 website. And they announce it as the ultimate truth. But – with their idea of online learning – will the online teachers be farmers? Will farmers teach law and physics and chemistry and other things or will the teachers be people with education and “paper”…

  45. Source of information of this video is only 1 website. And they announce it as the ultimate truth. But – with their idea of online learning – will the online teachers be farmers? Will farmers teach law and physics and chemistry and other things or will the teachers be people with education and “paper”…

  46. What a load of garbage. Another example of right wing/faux libertarian fear mongering for financial gain. There has a heavy handed bias toward deregulation and for privatization. Skip to the end of the documercial and you’ll see what this is all about. Selling gold and silver. A lot of the other comments are correct, there is definitely some truth to be found here. But it comes in the form of using the truth to tell lies. I especially agree that this should be taken down. It’s nothing more than propaganda funded by a private company for private gain. Save yourself the time on this one.

  47. I read some of the other comments one of the comments by “Bbn” said “you have to have a four year degree to work as a manager of Toys R Us, so encouraging people to not go to college is just destroying the education and possibilities of young american.” First, I am almost positive that you don’t need a four year degree to work as a manager of Toys R Us, were did he even come up with that. I’m fairly sure that a manager of a Toys R Us, was probably an employee who simply advanced up the corporate ramp and even if you make it to manager that’s probably about as far as you’re going to reach. Also, if you used student loans to get that four year degree to manage a Toys R Us, your probably gonna be at least $150,000 in debt. If you were this manager at Toys R Us you would probably make roughly 40k a year. If you take out all the other expenses (including debt on other purchases) you need out of that 40k a year you’ll probably be left with roughly around 15k. Obviously you won’t give all of that 15k to the student loans each year so with that debt you’ll also gain interest. So that debt from those student loans would result in you accumulating a debt that would probably take at least 10 years to pay off (if you’re lucky). The government might give the manager of the Toys R Us a break if she cannot make the payments on there student loans and lower her payments or ignore them all together resulting in the tax payers paying for the schooling of this manager of a Toys R Us. I don’t know what “Bbn” thinks about the american tax payers paying for the schooling of a job that most people would consider to be mediocre, but I and many others would be and are angry about it. In the second part of what “Bbn” said was “so encouraging people to not go to college is just destroying the education and possibilities of young american.” We won’t have possibilities if the dollar collapse which it will, people who truly wish to educate themselves can do so online or in books. Any information given to you by a professor is more then likely somewhere online or is written in a book. College is a wasteful thing that encourages people spend huge amounts of money to receive a piece of paper that says they know what there talking about. If they want to know what they’re talking about all they have to do is research, the internet and books contain all the information you would ever need on the subjects that some college graduates (such as Bbn) believe can be found only in colleges. The only thing unique about college is that you get to discuss the things you’re studying with an expert. It is great to discuss things you’re trying to understand with someone who already has done there research, but discussing things and talking to someone shouldn’t cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. True education is free.

  48. I read some of the other comments one of the comments by “Bbn” said “you have to have a four year degree to work as a manager of Toys R Us, so encouraging people to not go to college is just destroying the education and possibilities of young american.” First, I am almost positive that you don’t need a four year degree to work as a manager of Toys R Us, were did he even come up with that. I’m fairly sure that a manager of a Toys R Us, was probably an employee who simply advanced up the corporate ramp and even if you make it to manager that’s probably about as far as you’re going to reach. Also, if you used student loans to get that four year degree to manage a Toys R Us, your probably gonna be at least $150,000 in debt. If you were this manager at Toys R Us you would probably make roughly 40k a year. If you take out all the other expenses (including debt on other purchases) you need out of that 40k a year you’ll probably be left with roughly around 15k. Obviously you won’t give all of that 15k to the student loans each year so with that debt you’ll also gain interest. So that debt from those student loans would result in you accumulating a debt that would probably take at least 10 years to pay off (if you’re lucky). The government might give the manager of the Toys R Us a break if she cannot make the payments on there student loans and lower her payments or ignore them all together resulting in the tax payers paying for the schooling of this manager of a Toys R Us. I don’t know what “Bbn” thinks about the american tax payers paying for the schooling of a job that most people would consider to be mediocre, but I and many others would be and are angry about it. In the second part of what “Bbn” said was “so encouraging people to not go to college is just destroying the education and possibilities of young american.” We won’t have possibilities if the dollar collapse which it will, people who truly wish to educate themselves can do so online or in books. Any information given to you by a professor is more then likely somewhere online or is written in a book. College is a wasteful thing that encourages people spend huge amounts of money to receive a piece of paper that says they know what there talking about. If they want to know what they’re talking about all they have to do is research, the internet and books contain all the information you would ever need on the subjects that some college graduates (such as Bbn) believe can be found only in colleges. The only thing unique about college is that you get to discuss the things you’re studying with an expert. It is great to discuss things you’re trying to understand with someone who already has done there research, but discussing things and talking to someone shouldn’t cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. True education is free.

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