One of the pillars of the American Dream has been that of seeing your children go to college. And, for the many families that can't afford the cost of soaring university tuitions, a new controversial institution has arisen to address the problem. That institution is Sugar Baby University, a tuition assistance campaign that attempts to allow attractive young women, and a smaller number of handsome young men, find generous older men to date in the quest to complete a new version of the American Dream by graduating debt free in an era which has made it all but impossible to discharge student debt even in personal bankruptcy since 2005.This year, Sugar Baby University is 'graduating' it's fifth class with thousands of alumni in its network that stretches from coast to coast and includes institutions of higher education from local community colleges to research universities and ivy league colleges. If you know many young graduates, the chances have been increasing that one of them has quietly matriculated in response to the crisis of crushing debt payments. Yet despite widespread awareness of the program on campuses by students and financial aid advisors via word of mouth, the world of Universities and mainstream media news outlets have tacitly given their approval to the campaign by remaining strangely silent as tuitions have continued to climb an unbelievable average of 8-9% per year.In this episode we do not pass judgement on Sugar Baby University, it's parent company 'Seeking Arrangement' or it's spokesperson Kimberly De La Cruz, who is our guest. Rather, we celebrate their openness to discuss the situation, and question, instead, the universities, politicians, media, and the lending industry, who have quietly created the desperate need for this program which they do not openly discuss and prefer not to address at all. We also note that Kimberly is approximately 15 years from the date she took on her own student loans which leaves her still approximately $50,000.00 in debt. We have asked her to start a GoFundMe campaign so that we could make a contribution of $1000 dollars to let her know that we appreciate her honesty in being willing to talk openly about the terrible crisis on which her very business and livelihood now depends. I ask my listeners, who can easily afford it, to simply donate $10 dollars as a simple show of appreciation and solidarity with a woman who I have no doubt would, if it were possible with the wave of a wand, put her own company out of business by making attending college the beginning of a new American Dream, rather than the start of a familiar financial nightmare. If $10.00 is too much, pledge the minimum you can just to send a message of solidarity. The show now gets hundreds of thousands of listens per episode. A small number of contributions will go a long way. Lastly: She's not the one asking for this. I am. And thank you. https://www.gofundme.com/f/em369-no-more-student-loans Thank you to our SponsorsPitney Bowes: FREE 30-day trial PLUS a FREE 10-pound scale to get started at pb.com/PORTALSkillshare: 2 free months of Premium Membership at Skillshare.com/PORTALFour Sigmatic: receive 15% off your order at Foursigmatic.com/PORTALBlinkist: start your FREE 7 day trial AND get 25% off a Premium Membership and up to 65% off audiobooks https://blinkist.com/portalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
were are newer episodes? Is the source, were Castbox is taking episodes, bloking him?
what about that biden recieved more votes, more than any previous president in recordet history!
Boy this man knows how to write.
@12:49: The singular of "phenomena" is "phenomenon". Good grief. For someone who loves to tout his education, you don't seem well educated or well read.
A better title for this episode: "Pseudo-intellectual false equivalences". @11:04: To say that Davos degrades democratic sovereignty is to cast cooperation as a conspiracy. That's either idiotic or disingenuous, neither of which is a good look for you.
the hell 😑😑 I was on YouTube all this time thinking why Eric isn't making new content 😑
U RAWK! Plz keep us @least supplied w/good essays like this1. Thnx.
Requires several listens. And worth it.
If you try hard enough you can justify anything.
Anyone else get an image of Eric with Sam in a head lock while Sam bites down on his arm, behind closed doors of course? just me?
im really disappointed with Eric here. without getting into the weeds i suppose i would characterize his takes as "lacking wisdom" . his approach to Trump is really overdetermined. trump is pretty simple- an unscrupulous sales person latched on to a feckless party that has been nourishing resentment for 30 years and understands that you can buy respect by juicing the stockmarket in the short term. and i understand that he has a problem with " elites" but to go from that to claiming all elections are fraudelent...well what is the standard then. its cynicism, and therefore cowardice.
Trump's delayed low key repudiation of rightwing extremists after repeating his, "both sides were good people", isn't repudiation fella. As a "first principle thinker " and a Jewish person, you should be the first to realize that his statements were nothing else than high pitched dog whistles to the Nazis. First principle thinker indeed.
Studio 64? Decadence devalues like currency??
This podcast is more painful to listen to than the first podcast between Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson
actually deaths in just 9 months at >230000 already multiples of 12 years of war in Vietnam, and half those in WW2's 4 years. Why are you " intellectual giants" accusing others of lying? Projection?
OK Douglass, so now we have the predicted second wave that you said was a lie. Any thoughts, comment, excuse, apology?
the conversation is stimulating but I don't understand why people seem to be so concerned with what others may say. if some ignorant fool calls me a racist, I could care less. they obviously don't know me. all they have achieved is a display of their ignorance and therefore are not worth listening to. people are far too insecure.