US Views on college/education...
I believe that a major problem in the world today is that people are too educated. Allow me to explain:
Fifty years ago going to college was not something that everyone did. Prehaps it was akin to going to graduate school today. If you did go to college then you expected to work in a white collar job with a solid income. After the GI bill it is now very comman to go to college. However we have still not changed our views on what an educated person should do. We now have a much larger portion of our population that expects to work that white collar job. Therefore prices go up and there are fewer people to do labor jobs.
Since prices are up and there are fewer people to do blue collar jobs, jobs move out of the US into poorer nations (not always a bad thing) and US economy becomes a service based economy without a firm base.
Ok, that's what I believe, however I'd love for someone to shoot it down. I am someone who lives his life to educate others, and it is one of my most core beliefs that education is more important than almost anything else. Therefore I do not believe that the system of education should change (unless you want to imporve it, but that's an entirely diffrent thread...), instead simply that we should change our views on what you should get after that college education prehaps.