"Something Else Happened around 1980"

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What, praytell, do you think that was? The election of Ronald Reagan, and with that election, the rise of the sick neoliberalism which has wrecked havoc on this country ever since.The piece is about how higher education, once attainable for more people than ever before, started becoming stratified. Well, it began to get stratified when an "ideology" of economic stratification took hold on Washington, with the rise of the crackpot Milton Friedman and his equally crackpot, evil Chicago School "philosophers" starting having influence on politicians.I could argue that the increasingly difficult access to higher education parallels with the outrageous increase in the cost of buying a house. . . .

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