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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    i agree the system does need an overhaul in the long run but now we have an over supply of graduates.
    Then cap the places, don't raise the fees...
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    everyone can afford to go to university as it's provided by loans and grants. But if the price is high you will think twice about doing media studies and go into a trade instead? just like the good old days.
    Why would I? If it's a loan that I don't have to pay back you can make it as high as you like.

    It also seems that your problem isn't that we have an over supply of graduates but that we have an over supply of graduates in degrees you don't value? If that's the case then how is raising tuition fees for everyone the most effective solution for this? Your logic seems to be rather clunky for someone who supposedly has a masters in economics; maybe you should have gone into a trade instead?
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Then cap the places, don't raise the fees...
    doesn't make sense, hard to tell the future supply and demand of positions.
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    (Original post by Logi)
    Why would I? If it's a loan that I don't have to pay back you can make it as high as you like.

    It also seems that your problem isn't that we have an over supply of graduates but that we have an over supply of graduates in degrees you don't value? If that's the case then how is raising tuition fees for everyone the most effective solution for this? Your logic seems to be rather clunky for someone who supposedly has a masters in economics; maybe you should have gone into a trade instead?
    be realistic, obviously people care how high a loan is.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    doesn't make sense, hard to tell the future supply and demand of positions.
    Mind expanding?

    If you think there's an oversupply of graduates, then surely the demand for the positions is irrelevant - supply must be limited by one means or another.

    Limiting the places makes more sense than charging higher fees. All that charging higher fees will accomplish is to price less wealthy students out of university education in favour of less bright but wealthier students. And there are more than enough rich idiots globally to fill our university places.
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    I think the NHS is Britain's greatest accomplishment, but we should completely cut funding to it for one year. That way we can spend the money to get out of debt, and the next year the NHS is brought back up. No privatisation though.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I think the NHS is Britain's greatest accomplishment, but we should completely cut funding to it for one year. That way we can spend the money to get out of debt, and the next year the NHS is brought back up. No privatisation though.
    Did the NHS come before or after Communism?
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    (Original post by theroyalwhigs)
    Did the NHS come before or after Communism?
    Sorry, what?
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    Sorry, what?
    Didn't communism come before the NHS? Therefore the Russians got there first?
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    (Original post by theroyalwhigs)
    Didn't communism come before the NHS? Therefore the Russians got there first?
    The NHS was established in 1948, while the Constitution of the Russian Federation which establishes free healthcare was created in 1996, so no.
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    Wouldn't communism have provided free healthcare to all USSRians?
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    They could start by cutting tax evasion? And changing the non-Dom policy.

    I know traditionally they prefer to cut front-line services, but these things make so much sense it's not even funny. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    be realistic, obviously people care how high a loan is.
    Not while the repayment is tied to your earnings, and if it's not it completely discriminates against potential talent from the working class. Even if your sole goal is to maximise future economic output, then this doesn't make sense.
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    I think we should have an Iphone tax. You can claim this tax back though if you earn over £75,000. This will stop poor people having the same sort of things as rich people.
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    (Original post by thesabbath)
    Two more things they should, but will not, do:

    Repeal Ed Miliband's "Climate Change Act", which has been estimated to cost £800 billion - £1.3 trillion between now and 2050.

    Scrap HS2.
    Agree with scrapping HS2, but doing nothing about climate change is far more costly in the long term.
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    Their wrists.


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    Far more than they actually will cut.
 
 
 
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