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“We have turned higher education into the cruelest of debt traps.” VICE interviews ANDREW ROSS

Monday, June 15th, 2015

VICE: What kind of political results do you think is actually feasible, if millions of students stop paying their loans?

ANDREW ROSS: A strike of any kind is a tactic. It’s not a solution. It’s a tactic towards a goal, and the goal here ultimately is for the US to join the long list of industrialized countries around the world that make it their business to offer a free public higher education system. None of these other countries are as affluent as the US; there’s no question that this country could afford to do so.

To read the rest of the interview, visit VICE.

“It’s a question of political priorities.” ANDREW ROSS, author of CREDITOCRACY, interviewed by Thom Hartmann

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

There’s a very long list of countries around the world that offer [free higher education]. Either as an investment in their future or as a social right. And none of them are as affluent as the US. So it’s not a question of whether we can afford it. It’s a question of political priorities.

To read the rest of the review, visit Thom Hartmann.

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