My recent post at The Spearhead about the collapse of Antioch College generated some commentary elsewhere such as this post at Captain Capitalism’s blog. Some woman posts a comment about how her daughter was in the last graduating class at Antioch College, received a “great education”, and immediately got a job in her field after graduation. The Captain guessed that the daughter’s job was working for government or a non-profit that is getting a taxpayer subsidy. It turns out he was right:
Mom of Antioch College graduate comes in and goes to bat for “Antioch College” after I link to the Spearhead’s article citing its closure, claiming her daughter got a “great” education and “immediately” found employment in her field.
I make “cynical” “evil” “republican” “nazi” predictions that her daughter majored in a worthless subject and the only reason she found “employment in her field” was because her “field” was essentially subsidized by either charity or the taxpayers. In other words, she doesn’t produce anything of economic value to society and is literally a parasite.
Readers of Cappy Cap come to bat IN STYLE and prove;
The overall lesson to learn here is that Antioch College, as well as many others, simply just produce what could be considered “economic parasites” who instead of “lowering themselves” to collecting a welfare check, engage in faux, fake “professions” or “careers” all of which are economically no different than collecting a welfare check in that it is still paid for by others. They just go through the facade of having a “job” presumably to make themselves feel better.
Just another reason to say good riddance to Antioch College. It’s motto should have been, “We produce rent seeking parasites.” Also, take notice that it was her daughter that the mom talked about. The daughter has a job while men who were doing productive work lost their jobs in the mancession. Just as Antioch College died because it refused to deal with reality so will the daughter’s “job”.