How student debt impacts creativity

Posted on July 16th, 2013

A powerful quote by Noam Chomsky about how student debt relates to  the consumer economy and the creativity and values of future generations:

Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique, and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.

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