I try and bring up how he ruined free in state tuition in the name of hippie bashing when he was California’s governor often, but don’t exactly have the biggest platform.
"Worst of all, these students’ sense of the future is constrained by planning for and then paying down their student loans, often for decades. Economists are waking up to the fact that when young Americans enter the workforce burdened with over a trillion dollars in cumulative debt, they become risk averse, unwilling to move, less able to make major purchases, and slower to become homeowners. Not coincidentally, they don’t feel safe enough to register any major protests against the society that’s done this to them.”
How Reagan and a general fear of youth and change produced the modern debt-prisoner class.
The higher education system in this country is legitimately so fucked up, and the weird thing about it is that a ton of people know it’s a real problem, but nobody does anything meaningful about it… Gah, isn’t America just grand?