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American higher education is “primed for creative destruction” notes The Futurist:

Student loan debt has tripled in a decade, even while many universities now see no problem in departing from their primary mission of education, and have drifted into a priority of ideological brainwashing and factories of propaganda. Combine all these factors, and you have a generation of young people who may have student debt larger than the mortgage on a median American house (meaning they will not be the first-time home purchasers that the housing market depends on to survive), while having their head filled with indoctrination that carries zero or even negative value in the private sector workforce.

July 24, 2014admin 21 Comments »
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  • Antisthenes Says:

    TheLastPsychiatrist’s Hipsters on Food Stamps serious is fantastic on this point.

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    Rasputin Reply:

    Thanks, I really enjoyed that series and hadn’t come across it before.

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    Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 5:43 am Reply | Quote
  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    The very phrase “higher education,” while universities have remained haunted by the ghost of one of the last century’s most puerile of propaganda pieces, “The Authoritarian Personality,” the inane and omnipresent sex positivism, forgetting that sex and Thanatos are never far apart, the rampant, militant political correctness and multicultural witch hunts, and so on, is a misnomer, a bad joke of sorts.

    Perhaps a bit depressing that economics may prove the mechanism by which ‘higher education’ is supplanted or destroyed, but in these days of cultural obliteration, whatever tears may be shed at the death of the university, will be by damn near any mechanism, tears of joy.

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    Chris B Reply:

    “tears of joy” – damn right.

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    Zerg Reply:

    Joyless tears from the eyes of aging adjunct losers like me who can’t earn wages in any other way than by mumbling doubtful interpretations of Plato and Descartes in front of contemptuous proles who need the class credits in order to meet requirements for their “management” and “communications” degrees.

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    VXXC Reply:

    FIRE

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    Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 5:50 am Reply | Quote
  • Akaky Akakievich Says:

    ‘The great Emperor Charlemagne lived in a time when even most monarchs (let alone peasants) were illiterate.’

    We need to get back to that time. Only the best monarchs should be literate – everyone else, forget it. I think Mencius Moldbug has argued something similar.

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    Antisthenes Reply:

    I sense this is one direction that truly dangerous thought has to accelerate towards. Savitri Devi’s polemic against literary egalitarianism in ‘The Lightning and the Sun’ is programmatic.

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    Lesser Bull Reply:

    Judging by the quality of your trolling, in at least one case literacy was no blessing.

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    admin Reply:

    At least it’s civil. This, however, (via Foolish Reporter) is what good liberal trolling looks like. Just in case Akaky is going to keep it up.

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    Akaky Akakievich Reply:

    Nick, baby – thanks for defendin’ a nigga – my G is too futuristic for that shit.

    Akaky Akakievich Reply:

    True dat: http://youtu.be/JYWSWPvmKQA

    Akaky Akakievich Reply:

    Nick amongst the Mormons – ha ha!

    Akaky Akakievich Reply:

    You cannot troll that, I’m sorry. That is untrollable.

    Lesser Bull Reply:

    @admin

    I think you are wasting your time. Trolls are a member of the family Equidae, characterized by insufficient intake of water when led to it. Probably cladistically descended from Equus aricanus asinus

    Akaky Akakievich Reply:

    I think I’ve been ‘moderated’ by The Outside! If so, one-nil to Akaky the Overcoat , super-troll …

    admin Reply:

    Yes, try not to use my blog as a sewer — I’ll get annoyed.

    Antisthenes Reply:

    Shouldn’t you be copying something?

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    Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply | Quote
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  • FoolishReporter Says:

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    Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm Reply | Quote
  • A Coming Disruption in Education | al fin next level Says:

    […] From “The Futurist” blog comes a provocative essay on the future of education entitled “The Education Disruption: 2015“. (via Xenosystems) […]

    Posted on April 29th, 2016 at 12:23 am Reply | Quote

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