On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

@eatmoredumplings I don't know anyone other than a few specific types of engineers who think the "STEM" market is all that great now. Also, interesting fact I've mentioned here before, even with all the recent growth there are fewer people employed in computer science fields today than before the 2001 bubble burst.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm 0

On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

@TheDoctorsCompanion it's a good question. Medicine and law are generally considered "the professions," but technically so is engineering (though you can become a credentialed engineer in a unified 5-year program). But STEM is usually discussed in the context of "undergraduate degrees that, on their own, will result in a good job."

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm 0

On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

@sea ermine it's very clear from the list of high-paying jobs I posted. Everyone should just major in CEO Studies and become a CEO.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:21 am 4

On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

@aetataureate Nope. My parents did though and that threw my private loan immediately into default. Still have no idea what to do about that guy.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:56 am 0

On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

@jquick http://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm I see three STEM occupations on here.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:02 am 0

On The People Who Can't Pay Their Student Loans 10 Years After Graduating

I don't know why everyone is so eager to pay back their loans. I am happy to pay the absolute minimum on mine until they are written off. Could have something to do with the fact that, as of next year, I will be ten years out of undergrad, and my loan balance is higher than when I graduated.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:00 am 1

On The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree

@Eric18 Sigh. I hesitate to engage but I can't help noting that Spain, Portugal, and Italy all charge tuition, and well above the EU average. Universities in Germany, on the other hand, are free; if you see any big problems with their economy, the skills of their workers, or their level of technological advancement and innovation I'd love to hear about it!

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm 0

On How Much The Borrowers Owe Us

@blair you can have them back when you return all my chapsticks

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm 0

On How Much The Borrowers Owe Us

I have way too many pens, so many that my pen cup is close to exploding. I never use any of them and have no idea where they come from.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm 1

On The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree

@Josh Michtom@facebook In much of continental Europe, undergraduate degrees are basically free (or a few hundred euros per year). True, their colleges are not as highly ranked as American ones, but somehow they do maintain a functioning modern society complete with jet aircraft, nuclear power plants, satellites, computers, TV reality shows, fast food, and so forth. Even though they don't have on-campus climbing walls!

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:38 am 0