CHOMSKY: How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey

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    Apr 06, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    NOAM CHOMSKY...the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the main business lobby, wailed that radicals were taking over everything – universities, media, government, etc. – and called on the business community to use its economic power to reverse the attack on our prized way of life – which he knew well. As a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, he was quite familiar with the workings of the nanny state for the rich that he called "the free market."...

    ...sharp increases in tuition, up nearly 600 percent since 1980. These produce a higher education system with "far more economic stratification than is true of any other country," according to Jane Wellman, former director of the Delta Cost Project, which monitors these issues. Tuition increases trap students into long-term debt and hence subordination to private power....

    ....Ralph Waldo Emerson observed that political leaders call for popular education because they fear that "This country is filling up with thousands and millions of voters, and you must educate them to keep them from our throats." But educated the right way: Limit their perspectives and understanding, discourage free and independent thought, and train them for obedience....

    Article here >>> http://goo.gl/zX3gH

    Do colleges are turn out "products" for corporate America, or free thinking individuals, capable of critical thought?

    Its uncanny how many very successful people never graduated college...from Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Larry Elison, or Michael Dell....and even in politics, Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck.
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    Apr 08, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    White4DarkerFL said

    Its uncanny how many very successful people never graduated college...from Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Larry Elison, or Michael Dell....and even in politics, Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck.


    How do you define sucess? By money?