“Debt is a form of social control. You can force people to do all kinds of things if you put them in debt first."
- Photo and quote courtesy of NNOMY website.
According to a recent article posted by The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), the U.S. Army has reached its recruiting goal for the year, attributing this success to America's current student debt crisis. A recent revamp in recruiting tactics has placed elimination of student loan debt at the forefront of social media campaigns. With the collective student debt surpassing $1.5 trillion dollars, and the average person having $31,000 in loan debt, being debt free is an appealing incentive.
Many disagree with the current recruiting tactic, including Georgia Parke, one of Bernie Sanders' Communications Director, who tweeted "but if we cancel student debt who will fight the endless wars?" What do you think? Is the U.S. Army's recruiting technique ethical? Are there dangers to using debt forgiveness as an incentive?
Join the conversation by leaving your thoughts below. To read the full article by NNOMY, please click this link.