College in Germany is utterly free. It should also be free in the United States. I am Andrew Ross of Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee (we buy debt and get rid of it) and author of "Creditocracy." AMA!
What would it cost to make college free?
My new book is called "Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal," and it examines the historical underpinnings and social implications of our debt economy, and the ways in which we can break free. In a "Creditocracy," the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and history shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful as Wall Street, the result has been debt bondage for the bulk of the population.
Now is the time to fight back!
Note: Thanks reddit! You guys are great! FYI, "Creditocracy" is 20% off if you are interested in the politics of debt, or still have more questions. I have a fulltime job and family obligations so I cannot answer ALL the questions that have been posed in response to this AMA. When I get a chance I will return to answer some of the more respectful ones.