In this iconic scene from Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon gets into a confrontation at a bar with an undergrad who is trying to embarrass his friend who is trying to impress a group of young women. In the process of humiliating the other student, the two get into a key distinction on the value of a college degree. Someone could obtain the same knowledge of a college degree from accessing a public library, but the lack of an actual degree (a signal perhaps) limits the job opportunities available for many.
Thanks to Charlie Clarke for the post!
A point argued by will hunting, “you spent $150,000 on an education you could have got for $1.50 in late charges at the public library.”https://t.co/OGHaP8ZRl2
— Charlie Clarke (@wagonomics) November 25, 2018