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19. That is possible.
Thu Nov 16, 2023, 05:18 PM
Nov 2023

The requirements vary across states to be an accountant. In California you need a bachelor's degree with 150 semester hours in accounting, plus you need to pass the CPA test and have a year of accounting job experience. In other states, the requirements may be less stringent.

This is the problem with phrases like "financial analyst". Like the title "counselor" is used interchangeably with "therapist" or "psychologist", which are very different things.

We have counselors in schools that do not require any university education or an AA degree. To be a therapist, you need a Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work, an MFT License or LCSW, or the newer LPCC. Clinical Psychologists are also Therapists. A Psychologist is someone with a Doctoral degree usually in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology and a license as a Clinical Psychologist. But because words are cheap and people can be lazy, everyone is a "counselor".

Back to the topic, the problem with our two "confused" voters, may simply be a lack of involvement and investment in politics and a lack of information about how public policy and economies work. It can be a pain in the ass to stay informed about what is going on. Sometimes knowing sucks. When you know things, you can't live in a world of make believe. You are hit in the face with reality, and it can be depressing.

I partially agree with the idea of "dumbing down" mainly because Conservatives have made it clear that they do not like public education, education in civics, and an "informed populace". Those things interfere with their desires to impose their version of society onto the rest of us.

If people really knew what the goals and policies of the Conservative movement were, they would have less support than they actually do now. Conservatives are very good at manipulating emotions and creating and exacerbating antipathy toward participation in the political process among large swaths of the population.

Wow The Revolution Nov 2023 #1
A financial analyst who understands so little about economics spooky3 Nov 2023 #2
Especially when she's only 21 years old. llmart Nov 2023 #3
LOL! I can compare prices at 2 different stores. Do I qualify? spooky3 Nov 2023 #4
A quick anecdote from an experience I had yesterday. llmart Nov 2023 #8
I am a Democrat and I am bad at math. Really bad as I age. I have a BA and a MA, mostly in art and literature. CTyankee Nov 2023 #11
I have no idea whether this salesperson was a Democrat or Republican. llmart Nov 2023 #16
Yeah, I got summa also. The one "easy" math class I had got me the downgrade from magna. I was kinda pissed about it for CTyankee Nov 2023 #17
I'm a bit confused. llmart Nov 2023 #18
I got a BA in Poli Sci back in 75. No honors. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #28
I was always good at basic math. But algebra and stuff? Yikes... electric_blue68 Nov 2023 #48
I was buying coffees at the Renaissance Festival this Sept NickB79 Nov 2023 #25
Back in the early 90's, the manufacturing company I worked at OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #31
People my age have told me they can't do math without a calculator. shrike3 Nov 2023 #43
Oh, brother. llmart Nov 2023 #45
I am not surprised in the least. shrike3 Nov 2023 #41
I don't like making "me too" replies, but me too. mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2023 #6
Operating a cash register at a fast food place? question everything Nov 2023 #49
Maybe A Newly Minted Accountant ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #9
That is possible. Caliman73 Nov 2023 #19
In Many States... ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #24
I agree that 150 semester hours seems high. llmart Nov 2023 #47
See my earlier post--she didn't include any info about university spooky3 Nov 2023 #42
Very Well Could Be ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #44
She's 21 Rebl2 Nov 2023 #29
Idiocracy is real redqueen Nov 2023 #5
Discouraging and not surprising. yardwork Nov 2023 #10
The "financial analyst" was ages 15 to-18 during Trump's term, and LeftinOH Nov 2023 #12
If you think history started in 2016, then probably yes. maxsolomon Nov 2023 #14
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2023 #13
Welcome to our DU family.⁹ niyad Nov 2023 #27
Low information voters are a problem for Dems. n/t LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #15
yes Skittles Nov 2023 #21
where do they find these folk? Skittles Nov 2023 #20
I know Farmer-Rick Nov 2023 #38
"Think about how dumb the average guy is." LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #22
Young people; tell us your sole source of current events is TikTok, IG etc. without telling us... EarthFirst Nov 2023 #23
The majority of Trump's supporters are 50+. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #30
Oh yeah. There's enough Cha Nov 2023 #26
A lot of elected democrats incorrectly assume that voters know who is ecstatic Nov 2023 #32
Just another NYtimes hit piece Bev54 Nov 2023 #33
If she followed Rebl2 Nov 2023 #34
Even when I was young and dumb I knew enough to vote straight Dem GuppyGal Nov 2023 #35
"Fuck", indeed. jaxexpat Nov 2023 #36
So now can we interview a couple of Republicans or Trump voters nevergiveup Nov 2023 #37
Education NowISeetheLight Nov 2023 #39
I wasn't all that smart about politics at 21 Warpy Nov 2023 #40
You are correct. IMO republianmushroom Nov 2023 #46
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