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Higher Education Bubble, IYKWIMAITYD

Posted on | August 2, 2011 | 17 Comments

If Glenn Reynolds hasn’t linked this yet, it’s only a matter of time:

As the cost of college skyrockets, and students and recent graduates get buried under “piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy,” more and more of them are turning to “sugar daddies,” says Amanda Fairbanks at The Huffington Post. Sites like,, and allow young, mostly female students to post “sugar baby” profiles and hook up with a “sugar daddy” for “mutually beneficial relationships,” which often involve a trade of money for companionship and sex. Is this a new way for today’s 20-somethings to pay for college?

Old and busted: “But you’re so much more mature than all those other silly college kids.”

New and hot: “I’m sure those student loan payments must be killing you.”


17 Responses to “Higher Education Bubble, IYKWIMAITYD”

  1. ed
    August 2nd, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    Next up; Timeshare Sugar Daddys!

    Can’t afford to be a Sugar Daddy fulltime?  Well then here is your chance to be a SD that fits your budget!

  2. Anonymous
    August 2nd, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    The Propaganda inside is frightful
    Let it pop
    Let it pop
    Let it pop

  3. Joe
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Maybe these Sugar Daddies are giving these girls an invaluable lesson…ever think of that? 

  4. Anonymous
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Good God, if my daughter does this, I’ll tan her hide until she thinks she can get a set-aside.

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  6. Anonymous
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    What makes you think you will know?

  7. Joe
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    It is not only in schools. 

    As they say, the magic is in the hole!

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  9. Paul Joslin
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Yeah, he’s going to accept an honorary professorship or three.  Maybe he can start at Ohio University.

  10. George Smith
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    At least with pole dancing they are doing something creative and artistic.

  11. Bill Campbell6
    August 7th, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    A very quick lesson, no doubt