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anonymous asked:

I consider myself a libertarian, but saying that "Education is a service" is essentially saying rich people getter the better education and poor people get worse, which just makes the poor stay poor and the rich stay rich. I believe in free market economics but education is one thing I don't think should be privatized or considered "a product" you purchase, with having more money getting you a better product.

That’s not necessarily true. Education is a service and it costs money, regardless of your feelings.

 Universities don’t accept people based on their income. They accept people based on their ability and test scores then these universities, even private ones, more often then not give some financial aid. I’m by no means rich, yet I go to a University where tuition, housing and my meal plan total over 50k per year. However like many institutions they cut that cost down because they want to attract students like me who participate in athletics, strive for more than just a degree and will likely become a positive part of the university.

A quality education at an expensive university is also no guarantee of wealth and not going to college is not a condemnation to poverty. We’ve all heard of billionaire college dropouts and baristas with degrees from Harvard.

Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill with art by iwao - I had already planned to put an older fic rec (Seamus is Seamus) up when I read this one and I decided to just post them both because ugh, this is so good. It was written for the 2015 HP Big Bang, so it’s long and comes with (some NSFW) illustrations. Big Bang fests are the best. Fantastic, baby.

Plot: As eighth-years coming back to Hogwarts, Harry and Draco get a new start on their relationship with each other, which includes new room assignments, muggle party games, and all the UST. Also, parking.

Author Summary:  Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory.

 Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy.

 Malfoy felt inevitable.

Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale, SAMMI-B, Scott McCall, Allison Argent, Lydia Martin, and some others but that would be spoiling…
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Androids, Derek is an android, Stiles isn’t, but he likes them very much, There’s also a retarded pet bot, All hail SAMMI-B, Science Fiction

When Stiles finds a high tech, broken down android in a dumpster he kind of knows that it’s too good to be true. There has to be a catch somehow. No one throws away expensive androids and this particular one is unlike any android Stiles has ever seen. D33R3 looks so real that Stiles could almost mistake him for a human being. He can’t help bringing him home.

Stiles should have listened to his instincts. It soon becomes clear that someone is looking to reclaim their lost propery and Stiles is nothing but an irritating obstacle standing in their way.

This was a really good story. Derek is an android that has feelings, strong feelings and all for Stiles. Seriously, the writing on this was so good, that in the angsty parts my throat actually closed up because I could feel the hurt just like Stiles. And of course, I loved SAMMI-B, the bot Stiles had created. Can I have one just like it? Has a great happy ending, that is still open enough that the author could write more about them and I would be all to happy to read.

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works

Word Count: 81,389

Chapters: 24

Status: Complete

Characters: John Egbert, Dave Strider, Rose Lalonde, Jade Harley, Vriska Serket, Karkat Vantas, Terezi Pyrope, Bro Strider, Dad Egbert, and Mom Lalonde

Pairings: John Egbert/Dave Strider


Your name is Dave Strider and you are 26 years old. 

You have just gotten engaged.

The problem being you have just gotten engaged to your best male friend in a furious fit of stupidity, champagne, one-upmanship, and a weird warm-glowy feeling that occasionally (or more than occasionally) rolls around in the pit of your stomach and makes you act like a moron. You have, over the past 13 years and much careful experimentation, dubbed this “The Egbert Effect.”

You would like to state, for the record, that you are definitely, completely, and 100% NOT A HOMOSEXUAL.

As Bro carefully describes to you what, as the DJ, he is going to play at the reception (almost entirely a medley of Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha), you carefully nurse a Rock Star and vodka like some 16 year old girl who just popped her cherry at prom and try to figure out what the fuck happened over the past decade or so to land you in this mess.

Title: Small Town Firelight

Author: The Violonist

Description: "I love you,“ the little girl in blue says, ducking her head, and the daredevil, who was so happy to make a friend when she climbed over the fence that first day, has never hated friendship more.(or, Zayn is a punk and Liam is her best friend and definitely not a lesbian)

Note: A fuckton of very painful girl direction pining, a lot of lesbian sex, and just all around good fun (haha jk it’s painful. so very painful.)

COD Centre of Detention

COD Centre of Detention by arthurXsoXhot

In Merlin’s opinion, Arthur Pendragon is a complete prat. Isn’t it odd how quickly and wholly a person’s opinion can change? A tale of how a few detentions, a couple of arguments and a kiss can change your life.

Mine: Arthur Pendragon, Mr Prince-prat of Camelot High himself, spends time in detention on his own free will just to bug Merin who actually has to be there. The more time the spend together however, leads to more than irritation and the boys fall in love. But then Merlin overhear Arthur having a bet with his friends. A bet about him. Also stuffed dragons and Drama acts to be played out.

Words:56,644 Chapters:11/11

Coming Home

“This is it,” He adds, coming to a halt outside a dilapidated looking building. “Third floor, with the fire escape. That’s us.”

After they leave Beacon Hills, Derek takes Cora back to New York City, to the apartment he and Laura once called home.

Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)

Author: the_misfortune_teller

Paring: Derek Hale / Stiles Stilinski 

Rating: Explicit

Word Count: 54,343

Chapters: 1/1

Warnings: Underage

Additional Tags: epistolary, letters, derek and stiles write each other, and text each other, derek and cora bonding, and being actual brother and sister, derek gets healthy, first time, oral sex, phone sex, top!stiles stilnski, bottom! derek hale, top! derek hale, bottom! stiles stilinski, coming home

read it here on ao3

By: green_feelings

Summary: University AU, in which Harry has a terrible job and lies about his name to drunk people, Louis is one of the drunk and has to move out of his flat, Liam shaves his hair because he fights with Zayn, Zayn protects Liam from creepy stalkers and Niall always has a solution, because he knows just about every person relevant!

Stiles’ Story Time by trilliath
NC-17, 125311 words, complete

Where Stiles is a librarian who is in charge of the kids’ reading hour and such. And Derek is 6-year-old Scott’s adoptive dad. And Stiles has his own take on Stories and Scott loves wolves and Derek tries not to admit that he likes the way Stiles’s face (ass) looks in those glasses (jeans). Or something like that.