Thursday, December 1, 2011

where even debt is a privilege

I think all education should be free, but I still eyeroll once at people in debt to extremely expensive schools. Their debt is a form of capitalist privilege—poor kids from places with underfunded schools won't get loans to attend the universities of the ruling class.

But after I eyeroll, I'm completely sympathetic. No one should be blamed for believing the American Dream. I tossed and turned in my sleep for forty-some years and didn't truly wake until I fell into the American Nightmare of deep debt. That woke me the hard way.

Which may be the only way most dreamers wake.