By Bob Livingston
There are 30 million trade jobs in the U.S. that do not require a college degree and pay an average of $55,000 a year. Most of them sit unfilled because very few folks in America know how to make anything anymore.
But instead of telling people that not everyone needs to go to college and that everyone is making things worse for those who do want to by pushing tuition higher because of demand, collectivists and statists will use examples like this to say college should be “free.”
One has nothing to do with the other. Simply don’t go to college. Don’t get a high-interest loan. Go grab a $55k a year job. You can be 20 and making money and work for 30 years and put money in the bank and retire… like people used to.
But people can’t because they’re starting out in debt slavery.
What a scam.
I myself went through four years of college, worked on a master’s degree and attended law school. What a pity! It took valuable time and money for me to pay for the brainwash. It took years to get over it. I had to completely erase this education foolishness before I could begin to have even half sense.
My inquiring attitude and much, much reading helped me escape the programmed maze that entrapped me. The many conflicts and confusion were emotionally and financially costly.
The brainwash is so complete that only special people like you — the readers of my Alerts— ever get through the net. I mean this sincerely!
I suspect that except for my special understanding of government motivation, I might have been killed in the Korean War. Later on I had a few chances to be foolishly exposed to surgery that could have done me in. Neither my wife nor I have ever yielded to any doctor recommendations for surgery and many drugs. We just politely refused or trashed prescriptions for drugs.
Yes, my focus is on esoteric history, government, natural health and financial markets. My findings have stood my family and me quite well. I only wish that I could tap every one of you to join my success and my wonderful life derived from consistent and obsessive inquiry. Well, anyway, you benefit from my letters if you are getting the meaning and spirit of them.
It is my firm belief that you will join my perspective to the extent that you do your own reading and inquiry. If you’re too busy, you are too busy. You are not lazy or you wouldn’t be reading this letter.
The nation’s young people are not lazy and are not dumb, notwithstanding that a person’s IQ or education level has absolutely nothing to do with their perception of reality. Higher education is higher brainwashing.
Sometimes it seems that the more education, the bigger the fool. Yet young people are coerced by society into thinking “college” is where you go to learn and be trained so you can get a “job.” They are nigh-upon forced to attend whether they are interested in education or not, and are indoctrinated to worship collectivism and conform to statism and propagandized with false history and egalitarianism.
Federal and State child labor laws should be repealed so that kids who would rather work than attend school can work enough hours to earn a living and help support their poor parent(s).
Steve Jobs is someone who eschewed conventional wisdom at nearly every turn and created one of the largest companies in the world. He said, “What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent. It’s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical. The problems are unions. You plot the growth of the NEA [National Education Association] and the dropping of SAT scores, and they’re inversely proportional. The problems are unions in the schools. The problem is bureaucracy.” (Wired Magazine, Feb. 1, 1996)
We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded, our very awareness of the design by our creator has been erased. Few question anything.
Remember, corporatist, globalist elites and their partners in government want you to think that all rights, all economic activity and all power flows from government to you. That you must go to college, learn the ways of the state, and be sent forth from the Ivory Towers as a good little globalist. The opposite is true. We are the producers. Government steals the fruits of it from us first by creating fiat money, which must go through the government where those in power receive it and use it before it is debased through inflation, and stolen from us again via taxation.
It is difficult to become a producer and saver in these times. Ultra-low interest rates have now been achieved and accepted by the public after a long, slow and gradual process. They punish young people by enticing them through “college loans,” and low interest likewise punishes paper money savers by forcing them into speculative debt and “equity” markets where market makers can further enrich themselves.
To invest properly in productivity takes savings. Low interest rates punish savers and thus producers. Will we start making things again, or will the banksters continue to push people into debt while fighting President Trump every step of the way in order to create further decades of low interest rates and anemic growth?
True insight is difficult to come by. This is why it’s very important for you to keep reading publications like The Aden Forecast, pay attention to investor psychology through Elliott Wave patterns, and continue to subscribe to The Bob Livingston Letter™ where I try to provide readers with a philosophy of investing according to my understanding of the world we live in.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to know the mind of so many readers. I don’t know their tolerance for capital losses, how patient they are, or what their cash flow situation is. I only relate to them what I am doing and it is up to them to decide for themselves what strategy and asset class is most suitable. For example recently we wrote about asset protection in the “natural vs artificial” economy, the best high-yielding stocks that pay you to own them, and government financial sleight of hand with accounting and interest rates.
The prospect of their shenanigans reinforces our position that you should invest in hard assets that will appreciate in value. By hard assets I mean things you can touch, things you can hold in your hand, things you can actually see in front of you. It may be precious metals, precious gems, jewelry, land and real estate. Art, collectibles, antiques, rare stamps and books won’t have tremendous value in case of a total collapse, but these things have value today to those who have a lot of money and need places to park it.