Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Morning Links

Originally sent out through my Twitter account:

1. From BBC News, 2012 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Breast Implants, First Operation Was Spring 1962.

2.  Real estate market is booming in Cuba after home buying and selling are now allowed for the first time since 1959.

3. Canada to Eliminate Penny From Circulation This Year and Save $11m Annually, All Prices Rounded to Nearest Nickel.

4. 30-Year Mortgage Rates Fall Back Below 4% This Week

5. New Charter University Charges Tuition of $199-a-Month for As Many Online Courses As a Student Can Finish in 4 Month-Semester.


4 Comments:

At 3/30/2012 1:04 PM, Blogger Gale L. Pooley said...

Item 5.

Correction: It's not WGU, it's New Charter University.

 
At 3/30/2012 1:04 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

5. Western Governors University Sets $199-a-Month Tuition for As Many Online Courses As a Student Can Finish in 4 Months.

Great. Kids who choose to work after high-school can take a few courses and get useful experience that will make them competent, marketable skills that will make them competitive, and a degree that will allow for the right signals to be sent to employers.

 
At 3/30/2012 3:59 PM, Blogger AIG said...

Great. Kids who choose to work after high-school can take a few courses and get useful experience that will make them competent, marketable skills that will make them competitive, and a degree that will allow for the right signals to be sent to employers.

Yes of course. That's only bad when it happens at schools you don't like (like the ones where your brilliant Mises dot org authors work at). All of a sudden, classes are "useful experience" in your book. Before, they were a waste of time.

Actually, at 200 bucks a month, for classes in a non-accredited online school no one has ever heard of...you're getting scammed out of your money. But most of those schools are scams, anyway.

So what is the "signal" you are sending to the market?

 
At 3/30/2012 4:03 PM, Blogger AIG said...

Its even got 60 days money back assurance! lol. Actually, I think the best commercial for these types of useless scam schools was one where they said "come register, and we'll give you a free t-shirt!". Wow...a free t-shirt and all I had to do was sign up for "college"?

Guys, seriously. You don't think the concept of "you get what you pay for", applies here? It applies to everything else in the economy, except apparently here?

 

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