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Friday, July 29, 2016

The internet of things moves into realm of courts, justice, and the law

As the focus on the future for business becomes how to integrate their models into the 'internet of things', public institutions like education have already been accelerating this process in the hopes of providing a less expensive, safer, and more results oriented alternative to over-crowded classrooms, and declining literacy rates.

Yet one of the most expensive institutions in the public sphere continues to be that of courts, justice, and a legal system which has become to bloated that a single high profile case can sometimes bankrupt small townships who's budgets are not funded to accommodate such trials.

So to help alleviate some of these expenditures, the UK is looking into, and beginning a process to have many court cases and trials be done online, and without the necessity of lawyers.  In essence, a return to the old fashioned magistrate system where justices use technology to act as judge, jury, and executioner for a ruling.

Lord Justice Briggs, a Court of Appeal judge who drew up a package of reforms for the civil justice system, has called for the establishment of an online court that does not have lawyers and can deal with claims of up to £25,000.  The move would give “effective access to justice without having to incur the disproportionate cost of using lawyers”, a report says.  - UK Times 
We’ve often made the point that the current Western law system is an illegitimate, expensive botch that would not be practical without monopoly central banking.
The US alone imprisons 25 percent of the world incarcerated population. It pays for this insanity by the over-printing of money. - Daily Bell
The cost in the United States alone for each criminal act ranges from around $41,000 for a simple car break-in, to $17 million for each murder, making the property, insurance, court, lawyer, and incarceration costs a staggering $500 billion to $1 trillion annually.  And according to a study from Iowa University, that is more than is dedicated towards Medicare each year, or even the U.S. defense budget.

As inflation has skyrocketed the costs for nearly everything, and city, county, and state revenues have not kept up with the increasing costs to be able to provide the services of law and order in many communities, chances are very likely that many crimes, both misdemeanor and felony, will one day soon be adjudicated online through the internet, where judges will once again be given extraordinary power to rule on behalf of both the state and the individual, all because it will become a necessary cost cutting measure.

Or the judges will simply be robots when technology evolves to the point where they can take over that position.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Millennial students following in the footsteps of baby boomers in demanding grades at college be abolished

It is perhaps ironic that everyone loves to tout a Harvard or Yale Law Degree as something almost holy and miles above every other law school graduate, but the fact of the matter is, it is quite impossible to ever really determine how competent those ivy leaguers are since they no longer give out actual letter grades.  Instead, students are graded on a system of either Honors, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail, and according to Business Insider, virtually no one ever fails, and very few every get stamped with a Low Pass mark.
Yale Law School is widely regarded as the top law school in the U.S.
The school doesn’t have regular grades, just Honors, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail. Almost no one fails, so basically the worst you can do is get a low pass.
Not only does Yale Law have a different grading structure, but it has a unique culture as well. -Business Insider
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

If liberals are demanding the right of free education and healthcare, where is my right to a free gun?

Going back to 19th century movements on forward, the term ‘right’ has been skewed from its original intentions that were tied to liberty, protection, and opportunity, to now one where society and government owe people these things, even if it must commit someone else to pay for tehm.  And this can be seen in all its glory in 2015 where millennial campus students are demanding free education as a right, and where Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is offering free… well everything also as a ‘right’.
But the difference between today’s definition of rights and those put into the founding Constitution is that protected rights require nothing from others to allow you to enact them.  No one is forced to cede anything for your right to free speech, freedom to worship as you please, and freedom to protest (petition the government).  And in fact, none of these require a single dollar from anyone to allow you to exercise them.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chicago heading down the path of Detroit as budget shortfall may now close schools

Since the city of Detroit became the poster child for failed industrial cities in the U.S., several other major municipalities have also succumbed to degradation and mismanagement.  One in particular, the city of Chicago, has not only been dropped to junk bond status by Moody’s for their corporate bonds, but now they are in trouble of having to suspend or close down schools because of major budget shortfalls that have already hit their pension systems.
Chicago Public Schools—with 394,000 students and nearly 21,000 teachers—has closed more than half of a projected $1.1 billion shortfall through cuts, borrowing and other means, but is looking to the state to come up with the rest. The school board warns of deep cuts later this year if Illinois, which faces its own fiscal crisis, doesn’t deliver an additional $480 million in the coming months, representing roughly 8% of annual district spending.



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Monday, August 31, 2015

Besides Obamacare premiums, Medicare monthly costs set to rise by 34%

There are several truths in life… death, taxes, and the inability of Congress to pass legislation that is actually beneficial to the American people.  And with our welfare and benefit system growing from a safety net scheme 70 years ago, to now a massive boondoggle encompassing nearly two-thirds of the entire annual budget, eventually something had to crack, and it is coming this time in potentially new increased costs for Medicare premiums for those stuck in fixed incomes.
Nearly a third of the roughly 50 million elderly Americans who depend on Medicare for their physician care and other health services could see their premiums jump by 52 percent or more next year. That’s because of a quirk in the law that punishes wealthier beneficiaries and others any time the Social Security Administration fails to boost the annual cost of living adjustment.
Unless Congress or Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell intervenes, an estimated 15 million seniors, first-time beneficiaries or those currently claiming dual Medicare and Medicaid coverage will see their premiums jump from $104.90 per month to $159.30 for individuals, according to an analysis by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Higher-income couples would pay multiples of that increase. - Yahoo Finance


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Europe looks East by hiring better educated Chinese workers to get foothold in future economy

It is pretty much a given that the American empire had peaked in the 20th century and is on the steep path of decline.  While at the same time, China is rising in ascension towards becoming the next leader of the global economy.  Yet besides the shocking move by most European countries in joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in April, it appears another shift is taking place, and lays bare just how rotten America’s education system has become.
In the West, it is often found that companies use former military officers and politicians as their key to getting government contracts and beneficial legislation to profit and grow in their core businesses.  But what is now showing up in China, as the Far Eastern economic power sends its financial tentacles to every continent, is that companies, especially in places like France and the EU, are hiring engineers and top talent from China as not only a means to get connections with Beijing, but to also find extraordinary workers that no longer come out of Western universities.
 
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ultimate consequence of education bubble taking shape as LSU prepares for bankruptcy

Like the bond bubbles, housing bubbles, and credit crisis of the last seven years, anytime economics are manipulated beyond the normal scope of market reactions, the results are the consequences that ultimately lead to a collapse or popping of that bubble.  And now the same can be said for education as on April 26, the first major victim of the debt fueled bubble that started with President Obama taking over the functions of Sallie Mae in 2010 is occurring in the state of Louisiana, and with football powerhouse LSU as the university announced they were preparing bankruptcy documents in light of the state’s planning to cut the sector’s education budget by nearly 87%.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Except for healthcare and education no net jobs have been created in economy

Did you ever wonder why Obamacare and Student Loans are so important to President Obama while actual employment in industries like coal, manufacturing, and computer engineering have received little or no support?  It became apparent recently when former Congressman and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) David Stockman made the bold statement on Sept. 8 that not a single net job has been created in the U.S. economy outside of healthcare and education since July of 2000.
 
Yes… July of 2000!
 
 
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Colorado will use pot to fund schools

Dec. 31 begins the first day of Colorado’s new law which legalizes marijuana for recreational use.  In its first year, estimated revenues for businesses are expected to reach $578 million, yielding $67 million in tax revenue.  A large portion of that money will be going to fund education in Colorado, as well as the building of new schools.
Colorado projects $578.1 million a year in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales to yield $67 million in tax revenue, according to the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly. Wholesale transactions taxed at 15 percent will finance school construction, while the retail levy of 10 percent will fund regulation of the industry. - Bloomberg



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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Largest university in Cyprus to allow tuition purchases in Bitcoin

The quickest way to change the minds of investors when it comes to the viability of Bitcoin is to have the digital currency suddenly be accepted in the mainstream.  That day has arrived in of all places Cyprus, where the the largest university in the Eurozone nation has officially announced that they will begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for the purchasing of tuition for their students.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

College income study shows education won't assure you a future of success

Proponents of education have quite often used the propaganda that higher learned not only is a vital necessity to succeed in today's world, but is the equalizer against poverty and social economic environments.  That fallacy may be coming to an end as a new study is showing that those who begin at lower levels of household income stand to earn far less for the same college Degree than those in a much higher bracket.

Meaning... in the real world, success is not measured by education and drive, but on money and the connections that come from it.


What does the above chart imply? Nothing more than that for the vast majority of people, college degrees are the modern-day equivalent of very, very expensive snake oil.

Yes: colleges are sold to you as the critical stepping stone on the path to wealth and prosperity, but sadly the empirical evidence demonstrates that when it comes to an actual, demonstrable income effect, only the wealthiest people actually benefit from a degree! The lowest fifth of household by income see their change in income decline by 10%, while the middle fifth sees an incremental 2.1% drop. Where do incomes rise? When you are already wealthy and belong to the highest fifth of households by income: there, going to college boosts your income by an additional 15.1%

And since for the great majority (excluding the richest of course), a college education is funded by even more implied poverty, i.e. debt, which is merely the opportunity cost of future income and wealth, the simply math works out as follows: college - a tool for making the rich richer, the poor poorer, and virtually everyone (excluding the richest, again, of course) a debt slave into a system that beguiles impressionable youths with dreams of money and power, and cheap low interest private and Federal student loans, only for the illusion to shatter upon graduation and all those wonderful jobs demanding a piece of paper procured in exchange for 4 years of debt-funded classes, turn out to have been a mirage all along...

In short: the only hope for a great many people is nothing but a debt trap. - Zerohedge

For a large portion of the wealthy in the world, education had little to do with their prosperity and success.  Bill Gates was a college dropout, and Sam Walton relied upon loans from his Father-in-law to build his first few retail stores.  In truth, luck, risk, and hard work achieves far more than a college Degree, and validates that in an open playing field, not all have the intestinal fortitude to be an entrepreneur because of the qualities necessary to achieve great success.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy Student Loans: activists grab the next financial clarion call to protest

First there was Occupy Wall Street, then came Occupy (insert city), which was then followed up with Bank Transfer Day, and now we have the beginning of the Occupy Student Loan movement.

Rather than string out more absurd catch lines for this crew, perhaps we should go straight to John Galt FLA's Occupy Bathroom movement!

Occupy Wall Street’s latest grievance centers on student loan programs and higher education reform, and the group’s most recent campaign involves a movement-wide boycott on student loan debt repayment. Early Monday afternoon, a crowd of faculty and student organizers assembled at the southeast corner of New York City's Zuccotti Park to announce Occupy Student Debt, a national initiative directed at recruiting student loan borrowers and requesting that they willfully default on their loan payments. The campaign consists of three pledges:
1. A refusal to make loan payments. This pledge will take effect after a million debtors have signed on to the campaign.
2. A faculty pledge of support for the "refusers."
3. A general, non-debtors' pledge of support for parents, the students and other public sympathizers -
New American

More and more, the Occupy Wall Street crew is nothing more than a bunch of entitlement babies who expect everyone else to pay for their free rides, and now that they are going after student loans, should they be forced into re-programming to remove the knowledge they got at the colleges of their choice?

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Student Loan system of lifelong control and servitude

"War is a racket."  These were the words of US General Smedley Butler on how the military industrial complex uses war to profit corporations.  If the good General were alive today he would say the same thing about the Education system and the student loan 'racket'.

Healthcare Administration.com has come out with a wonderful breakdown of how the student loan system works today, and how its institution helps create servitude for graduating students well into their 30's and 40's.

Exposing the Student Loan Racket in America
Via: HealthcareAdministration.com


The choices for a good affordable education may be a thing of the past.  But in today's world, a good eduction doesn't promise you a good job, so the question now becomes... what could you better spend your education money on to further your future?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thank god for the teachers unions and MORE money!


Chart courtesy of John Lohman via Zerohedge

Do we really need to say any more about America's education system?  Or perhaps, the solution is simple.... make education into a reality show on television.

Conjugating with the Stars!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Want to get a good education and avoid massive student loans? Go to school outside the US!

A recent study of the cost of schooling within the US, and the rise of inflation which has made borrowing for an education no longer justifiable to the average American, offers a potential option that not only allows for a Degree from a well-established university, but the change to grow ones horizons by experiencing other cultures.

The option is to go to school outside the United States.

Going to a school overseas ticks a lot of boxes- for one, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper, and you don’t emerge deep in debt like you would back home.
Second, the quality of the education is as good if not better than what you would otherwise receive.

Third, and most importantly, it’s just more interesting. The experience abroad will be much more fulfilling, and it will distinguish you from the pool of other candidates who all have generic resumes.

Let’s say you’re an Ivy League type. Why pay Harvard $52,000 per year when you can go to the University of Cambridge in England for around $19,000 per year? Cambridge is consistently rated as one of the top universities in the world: same quality education, a fraction of the price.

If that sounds like too much, consider a place like Hong Kong University. Tuition at Asia’s top school is around $15,000 per year, and there are plenty of scholarships and financial aid packages available. Not to mention you’d be networking with future movers and shakers in the region.

Still too much? Look at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, whose Rotterdam School of Management is one of the top business schools in Europe. Tuition in the all-English program is around $11,500 per year, 73% less than Notre Dame’s Mendoza School, and 26% less than Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Still too much? Try Qatar University, where there are numerous English-language programs in disciplines such as business and engineering. Tuition for foreign undergraduates is just $4,000 annually, and you’d be spending formative years in one of the world’s most thriving, opportunity-rich economies.

Still too much? Try Albert Einstein’s Alma Mater, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. If you make the cut, ETH’s tuition fee is a whopping $750 per semester for both undergraduate and graduate programs, and the school is typically ranked among Europe’s top 5 universities. - Simon Black, the Sovereign Man