@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 I repeat my argument by absurdity: "My ancestors died of starvation when humans were all hunter-gatherers. Would it be fair to them for us to be eating crop now? "
@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.
@FuchsiaShock Your comparison makes no sense. Former students are financing the "free education" for new students by their taxes while new students didn't and won't do that the other way around.
@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
@FuchsiaShock I hear there are newborn babies that expect adults to fund their lifestyles. Outrageous logic.
@FuchsiaShock Change is always wrong.
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