Interesting Point

Jim Wallis, in Rediscovering Values, makes an interesting observation.
He writes:
[There is a] contrast between the steadily declining prices of so many consumer goods, especially in the electronics and entertainment industries, and the dramatic rise in the cost of things like education… What gets cheaper and cheaper is looking at screens – flat screen televisions, computers, cell phones and Blackberries – listening to music on iPods and other portable devices… At the same time, education for our children – one of the highest priorities for all parents – is costing more and more and putting us and our children into crushing, choice-limiting debt.

Makes you think, huh?
I recommend his new book. I’m not good at writing reviews on books, movies or any other medium. But this books consistently makes me think and say hmmmm.

2 thoughts on “Interesting Point

  1. this is why future generations are doomed. people that go to the top schools in this country go to wall street not necessarily due to greed (although that often plays a part), but because of the crushing weight of a $50k/year education and the resulting $200k debt at 21 years old.

    i wonder what the world would be like if the brightest young minds had the practical flexibility to go into education, or politics, or the sciences…. what diseases and social failures would cease to exist?

    if obama wants students to go from banking to public service, changing the cost of education will be the number one catalyst for change. i guarantee it.

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