navva on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:05:38 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Debt Campaign Launch

to demand debt cancellation is a radical demand to shut down the
exploitative system in which people are forced to incur debt in order
to gain entry to a lifetime of employment. Just as debt relief and
writing down of loans was demanded for those who were rooked into
impossible mortgages, and the PIIGS are seeking debt forgiveneness,
the demand for student loan writedowns must be collectively made as
an indictment of a rigged system. Refusing to go to school is not
the same thing. May rich kids go on their parents' dime, so you are
willingly ceding the institution to them?

YOur other examples are not analogous. Walking away from children is a
private, individual act in whcih a human being's life other than your
own is put at risk. In any case, you make the decision to avoid loan
repayment seem selfish and capricious. That is a straw argument.

martha rosler

On Nov 21, 2011, at 6:30 PM, Sascha D. Freudenheim wrote:

The funny (?) thing is I don't disagree with much of this. Or, to put
that in the positive, I agree with a lot of this. At least as far as
rhetoric goes.

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