Student-Debt Capitalism

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It’s obvious that student debt can be an excruciating financial burden. But anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom explains that it has also done a lot to make American families into plunderable financial mines, part of a larger capitalist system that individualizes blame for economic failure and forces families that can to support their children into their twenties while depleting retirement savings. Thanks to Verso Books. Check out the free e-book Where Freedom Starts: Sex Power Violence #MeToo and The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale. And support this podcast with $ at  

Topics: Economics Education The Family Capitalism
Guests: Caitlin Zaloom