Comments on: Counterparties: Why Europe wants to be more Austrian http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/28/counterparties-why-europe-wants-to-be-more-austrian/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/28/counterparties-why-europe-wants-to-be-more-austrian/comment-page-1/#comment-47139 Wed, 29 May 2013 02:03:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21882#comment-47139 Exactly, FifthDecade. Too many people confuse college with job education. College isn’t a terribly good structure for learning job skills, and job skills aren’t the central purpose of going to college.

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/28/counterparties-why-europe-wants-to-be-more-austrian/comment-page-1/#comment-47138 Tue, 28 May 2013 23:59:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21882#comment-47138 What is there a surplus of? Youngsters with degrees in non-productive subjects such as media studies and philosophy. What is there a lack of? Plumbers and skilled tradespeople.

So, economies import immigrants to do the jobs they need done, yet persist in pushing too many of their own youngsters into University for little advantage to them or society, other than the bragging rights of “My Johhny is up at University you know!”

All a spell at university seems to do for the young these days is prevent them being one of the jobless for a few years. The world’s gone crazy. Oh, except Germany. They still push their young into highly respected technical training courses. Guess who’s the world’s number two exporter?

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