That said, I don't think that young people can be blamed for amassing school debt when every high school is basically just prepping kids for college.
There is a level of personal responsibility that is on them, but i can understand how at 17 or 18 years old and given the vast array of school options most dont think beyond the moment. Kids are impulsive and need good guidance, which sadly neither many parents or counselors seem to be giving these days. "Go out of state for the experience... obtain that masters and work as a social worker!... ignore the $150k student loan bill and the $40-50K a year average salary."
Free market capitalism has never worked and only gives power to large corporations to crush the working man.
I get your plea... we actually have similar goals at the end of this. We both want quality education more affordable. I just cant shake off what I've learned about our education system. The more the government gets involved the more things go into chaos. It wasnt until federally back student loans that tuition rates spiked at record highs (not to mention credit hours increased). Im honestly surprised we dont agree on this... most on here feel there is systematic racism at play yet they push for more government regulation. Why are you feeding the beast?
I have never heard of a rich boss that made 1 million in profit and then proceeded to give this money to the people that worked to give him this fortune. Rich people take all the money they can and don't give a shit about other people so you can't let them run your country.
Sure, thats why we need to do away with all the tax breaks & loop holes for these guys. Flush out all the lobbyists... shrink federal power (give it back to the states). Saying capitalism doesn't work while pointing at an openly broken and rigged system is just not a good example. But even with all our countries problems, we still are the leader in many fields around the world. I would credit that to some of the free market principals that still linger. Nothing drives innovation like a profit motive - having an authoritarian government setting your wage than demanding you cure cancer just doesn't strike me as the best road to follow.
They forced the next generation into crippling debt for educations that they themselves received for a relative pittance.
And it was all to fund their retirements.
Yup, this was the "enlightened" generation that hated "the man." Now somehow we have crippling debt problems, large corporations selling out to china, and systematic issues. But remember guys, its all the fault of those darn kids for not wanting to work... i remember in my business courses how they praised out sourcing to other countries as it will raise our GPD as our labor forces shift. Now we depend on china to produce the majority of our medicine as they send us wave after wave of new viruses while also silencing anyone who speaks out about it.
Sorry, im going off on a rant.