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  •  Take it from a guy who works with some of the most (4+ / 0-)

    highly educated people in the world, college graduates aren't all smart.  As a matter of fact, many are idiots, willing to engage in "magical thinking" when it suits their interests.

    "Because I am a river to my people."

    by lordcopper on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 03:13:11 PM PDT

    •  heh...I was in grad school (3+ / 0-)
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      and living in a townhouse apartment next to a bunch of guys studying for MBAs.

      Dumber bunch of dumbfucks you'd never want to meet. Nice? Sure. They were kind to my cat. But oy, were they dumb.

      English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

      by Youffraita on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 03:32:45 PM PDT

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      •  I am in an MBA, and I can vouch for your comment. (2+ / 0-)
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        Many of these guys and girls are quite capable, technically, but the ability to think critically is a lost art.

        "Because I am a river to my people."

        by lordcopper on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 03:42:19 PM PDT

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      •  Many business schools (0+ / 0-)

        Have a strong preference for STEM undergraduates, because business undergraduates as a class (no pun intended) do not do as well, and cannot think critically. Second best are humanities and social science majors with both quantitative and communication skills.

        A STEM major is worth somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 a grade point in competing for spots in many graduate programs.

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