Tag Archives: Higher Education

Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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The Entire Status Quo Is a Fraud

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Fraud as a way of life caters an extravagant banquet of consequences. This can’t be said politely: the entire status quo in America is a fraud. The financial system is a fraud. … Continue reading

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The Poverty Machine: Student Debt, Class Society, and Securing Bonded Labor

By Jeremy Brunger Source: The Hampton Institute At the dawn of the 20th century, very few American students attended high school, as the demands of the heavy-industrial and the agricultural economies of that period were ill-suited to an extended education … Continue reading

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Inside the Belly of the Beast

The Manifold Crises Threatening Higher Education By Vince Chernak and Henry A. Giroux Source: Counterpunch When Western University president Amit Chakma’s jaw-dropping income was posted recently on the Sunshine list, it put a spotlight on the inequities and conflicts that … Continue reading

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