*checks profile* Self-labelled libertarian. Because of course you are.
I kinda pity these guys. Though I pity those who are forced to interact with them on a daily basis much more.
Literally zero toots that aren't responses to other people's toots. Oh wow. This guy just lives to quarrel with others.
@FuchsiaShock I went and found the article and I am actually stunned by the lack of critical thinking on display in there
@FuchsiaShock Oh, right, I checked the author's other articles. She's just a shithead, isn't she?
@udell_games Good to know the writer had a quality education lol
@FuchsiaShock I've heard that shitty attitude from people who've already graduated ("I had to pay, so fuck you!"), but never from a current student. Of course, I feel like this kind of article could easily be astroturfed -- possibly a real student, but one paid by a rightwing think tank to write crap like this, possibly with a guaranteed job as a huckster after graduation.
@ink_slinger Looking at the rest of the content this writer has put out, I'd say that's exactly what's been going on here. I have however also had this kind of thinking appear in the responses to this toot, from totally unpaid people who've just got extremely rotten attitudes.
@FuchsiaShock This feels like this argument I saw on facebook from a cousin where she didn't want the minimum wage raised to 15 dollars an hour (she was making ~ 9, and I think she was an EMT or something? definitely bullshit amount if true) because she'd gotten a raise and that'd make her raise meaningless.
@aldersprig Sometimes my autistic ass despairs at people's lack of empathy.
Crippling college debt as hazing
@FuchsiaShock I don't think the author realizes that college is so expensive because it's another giant economic bubble caused by years of decadence and curriculum inflation.
@FuchsiaShock This reminds me how taxi driver licences worked in France until a few years ago. Something that was free, but limited in number, so there was long waiting queues (up to 15 years), and as a consequence new taxi drivers would have to pay a large amount of money to get a licence from someone else (since it was possible to sell a licence a few years after holding it).
When discussion about reforming this system started, taxi drivers who paid a lot for a licence complained about how they feel reforming was unfair.
@FuchsiaShock it's weird how like... you can *say* "reply guy" but looking at those 2 tabs on their profile is just something else...
@it_wasnt_arson Right? Oh my gods
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