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  • there are countless less fortunate folks

  • whose stories you never hear.

  • But if you did, they might sound something like this.

  • Yeah, dude, I thought I was gonna be Zuckerberg, too.

  • I was wrong.

  • College dropouts are 71% more likely to be unemployed.

  • No... You guys are just lazy.

  • I'm driven, I know I'd get a job.

  • Yeah, maybe, but you're not gonna get rich.

  • College grads make more than high school grads

  • at every point

  • of their careers.

  • What?

  • Why are you guys even recruiting?

  • Something to do, I guess.

  • Those numbers are crazy.

  • But my dad doesn't have a degree.

  • He did fine. So what changed?

  • Our economy.

  • Over the past few decades, getting a middle class job

  • without a college degree has become way more difficult.

  • Since 1985, on average, the US has lost over

  • 300,000 manufacturing jobs per year.

  • Whoa, I think that's more than, like,

  • Steve Aoki's Instagram followers.

  • And at the same time, we've gained jobs in skilled fields.

  • In the last 20 years, software jobs have gone up by over 500%.

  • And in the past decade,

  • Internet jobs have increased by 600%.

  • And those jobs require a college education.

  • In the six years since the great recession,

  • less than one percent of jobs created have gone to those

  • with a high school diploma or less.

  • Whoa, that's it?

  • Yeah.

  • That's why even Bill Gates himself

  • says more Americans need to go to college.

  • Really? Bill Gates said that?

  • Yup, the truth is a college education

  • is a virtual necessity to compete in today's economy.

  • That's why it's such a shame

there are countless less fortunate folks

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    Hu Kai-jie posted on 2018/09/13
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