Gawker Re: Schools Partnering with Banks

“This is the financial version of colleges selling Marlboro the exclusive rights to get students addicted to cigarettes. But potentially more expensive.”

I clicked on this because it showed a U of M student ID, thinking, “Ooh, what’s the scandal at my school?” Turns out it’s … partnering with TCF to let kids use their ID’s as TCF check cards. Yeah, I did that. And no, I wasn’t a young, no-nothing, impressionable 19-year-old who got exploited for thousands of dollars in overdraft fees.

Hamilton Nolan has a unique ability to misunderstand and sensationalize anything he sees as loosely tied to the corporate world.

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