Hey Genius, Have You Heard of the Internet?

Guess what? We've got another confused 99 Percenter in desperate need of a lesson. Because Jr Deputy Accountant is quite the humanitarian, I'm going to kick down this huge piece of insider information TOTALLY FREE.

This young lady has apparently never heard of the library, Barnes & Noble and the Internet. With just a computer and a broadband connection, anyone can go to this site called Google and find all the world's knowledge available all the time. It's pretty fucking amazing, I know.

Instead of occupying Wall Street, try occupying a library! KNOWLEDGE IS FREE, you just have to get off your ass and go find it.

Let me know if you need a map, I'll draw one for you.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

HAH, WHAT A JOKE! I'm a 6 figure software programmer and my education cost about $500 in WROX, SAMS and O'Reilly books. With today's internet you don't even need that with all the free coding education you can find online.


And how fucking selfish... if college should be free (I'm going to go ahead and help this person by pretending like she didn't say knowledge), who is going to pay the professors? Buy the textbooks? Build the lecture halls?

Total moron. Everything I needed to know about economics, I learned from freely available data, books (including the same textbooks econ professors use) and articles. All it took was a lot of legwork on my end to find this information and the time to absorb it.

Anonymous said...

Knowledge should be free... I am forwarding this protest statement to my alma mater... The School of Hard Knocks. Somehow, I don't think it is going to make a difference but I'll feel better.

malus Diaz said...

Knowledge is free, go sit down with a professor on their off hours and pick their brain for everything they are worth, use the internet, learn independently.

Experience & expertise costs a shit ton though.

StokeyBob said...

The reason for Occupy Wall Street and the 99% er’s. Gaze upon it if you dare.

Maybe this will help make the danger of fiat money clear.

Imagine you and me are setting across from each other. We create enough money to represent all of the world's wealth. Each one of us has one SUPER Dollar in front of him.

You own half of everything and so do I.

I'm the government though. I get bribed into creating a Central Bank.

You're not doing what I want you to be doing so I print up myself eight more SUPER Dollars to manipulate you with.

All of a sudden your SUPER Dollar only represents one tenth of the wealth of the world!

That isn't the only thing though. You need to get busy and get to work because YOU'VE BEEN STIFFED with the bill for the money I PRINTED UP to get YOU TO DO what I WANTED.

That to me represents what has been happening to the economy, and us, and why so many of our occupations just can't keep up with the fake money presses.


Graybeard said...

Here's some fun facts for you: Harvard, the mecca of the elitists, has an endowment worth $32 billion dollars (and is up 21% in a bad year).

They have 6700 undergrads who pay $47,000 per year in tuition and fees (same source). That works out to $32 million for the year, coincidentally 1/1000 of their endowment.

It sounds like Harvard could offer free tuition and fees for 100% of undergrads forever (I assume), as long as fees don't rise more than what they earn on their endowment for too much of the next thousand years.

Graybeard, here's what Harvard does:

"We invite you to explore our web site for a detailed description of all aspects of our aid program, including our Harvard Financial Aid Initiative for low and moderate income students, under which families with incomes currently below $60,000 are not expected to contribute to college costs. Beginning in the fall of 2012, financial aid will be further expanded for low income students, when this income level will be increased to $65,000."

Also, Anonymous 1:42, why all the hating on college, especially liberal arts? Is there something wrong with learning to think about things in different ways? Try reading something other than programming manuals. You might like it.

W.C. Varones said...


It's communism by student debt. The poor get a free ride while the middle class has to take on crushing six-figure debt for the same degree.

It's the same in California state schools. Poor kids and illegal aliens get a free ride with Pell Grants, state grants, etc., while working families get screwed.

Middle class kids are forced to take on debt to fund a free ride for their illegal alien fellow students.

W.C. Varones said...

Slight clarification: I don't think illegal aliens can get Pell grants, but they can now get California state grants thanks to Jerry Brown and the Democrats.

But the free ride does work for the non-illegal-alien poor.


That's Harvard's business. I only pointed out to Graybeard what they're doing because for some reason it had lodged in my lazy brain.

I don't advocate a free ride and not just because I didn't get one. There are plenty of opportunities to earn what you want in this country by doing things that are good for the country. "Ask not" and all that for starters.

W.C. Varones said...

A good strategy for parents is to get all their assets off the grid (i.e. physical gold) and then quit their jobs right when their kids are ready for college.

Then you get the free ride and your kids are not sentenced to a lifetime of debt slavery.

Anonymous said...

LazyPaperBoy, I don't hate college but I think those claiming they can't learn without it are absurd. Further those that go into 6 figure debt to get a degree in anthropology are enslaving themselves.

My point was knowledge is easy. College offers a fantastic environment to learn and expand your mind, sure. But not all experience mind expanding time at college. Some even get trained to be part of the sheep class as a result of college. In other words, college does not necessarily equal mind expansion. Ask any 4 year frat zealot....

@Anonymous 11:45
The way I see it, these are all choices. If someone wants to rack up your annual salary in debt to become something no one will pay them to be, you and I may see that as a bad choice. That doesn't mean college is for fools. It also doesn't mean I want the government or a state school I fund through taxes to cover the cost of that sort of adventure. But hey, live it up, anthropologists!

Your choice is fine for you, of course, even if someone else might think you missed out on other opportunities. And if I was a frat rat who knows way more about the tsars and the kaisers than I need to, but still managed to graduate, find work and pay back what I borrowed, whose business is it? Worked for me and I wouldn't bitch about it to anyone if it hadn't.