Student Loan Crisis or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Debt Slavery

The cumulative total of American student loans hit $1.5 trillion earlier this year, spread out across a little over forty-four million people.  According to Forbes, this makes loans for university count for the second highest form of consumer debt in the country, with only house mortgages beating it out.  It should come as something of a surprise to hear that the sum total of all the car loans in the country still can’t even hold a candle to the borrowed expenses of the now mockingly-labeled “higher education” in this country. Continue reading “Student Loan Crisis or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Debt Slavery”

A Quick Update on Upcoming Projects, QNUW’s Status, and a Few Thoughts on Academia

In the coming months, I will be uploading a series of pieces on the landmark 1835 & 1840 works of Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.  This project is a bit of a lengthy one that I’ve been ruminating on for quite some time.  These works will be something of an unprofessional guidebook to help synthesize Tocqueville’s ideas and truncate his study using chapter summaries.  His body of work remains fascinating both in thought and in writing style, so I highly encourage everyone to go out and read his magnum opus at some point.  But for those of you who have actual lives and can’t commit to a sixteen hundred-some page long tome, there will be instead QNUW. Continue reading “A Quick Update on Upcoming Projects, QNUW’s Status, and a Few Thoughts on Academia”

How to Get Your Life In Order

Self-help guides are typically feel-good “you’re not really a loser after all” trash.  Don’t feel bad about being so pathetic, so much of our culture presently exclaims, in the meantime, here’s ways not to feel pathetic!  Well, I’m not going to tell you to feel good about being miserable.  I think you can improve your lot in life, and it’s certainly worth trying.  Feeling depressed?  Angry at women?  Disgusted with everything you read online?  Considering taking over a military base and committing seppuku?  Well, hang on a second.  Give the stuff here whirl, first. Continue reading “How to Get Your Life In Order”

Slam Poetry Sucks and All These Self-Entitled “Poets” Should Throw Themselves Off of Bridges

When did shouting obscenities, insults against anonymous caricatures, and empty aphorisms constitute poetry? When did it become less about substance and more about volume? Actually, when did substance turn out to mean “what incendiary, hateful remark can I rhyme with the last single-syllable insult that I said two seconds ago and can I chain it into this outdated statement on racial dysphoria that my professor would approve of?” Continue reading “Slam Poetry Sucks and All These Self-Entitled “Poets” Should Throw Themselves Off of Bridges”

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