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Using tax incentives to promote cultural events.  In Brazil, there is a law (called "Rouanet"), which gives corporations the incentive to invest in cultural events.  This is essentially how city in a poor region is able to finance cultural events...

Using tax incentives to promote cultural events. In Brazil, there is a law (called "Rouanet"), which gives corporations the incentive to invest in cultural events. This is essentially how city in a poor region is able to finance cultural events...

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Brian commented on GO COMMUNITY (Updated 12/07/2015)

Question -- if your idea = take the first 2 years at a CHEAPER (but credit-wise equivalent) college for the first 2 years, then transfer.... which seems to be what you are saying... then DOES IT NEED TO BE WITH A COMMUNITY COLLEGE? I mean... as an extension of your idea... couldnt the student take the first 2 years at ANY lower-cost university, then transfer? In this case... it might work beyond California (?)

Hi Adrian! Your idea is interesting... are you suggesting that perhaps students might be more sensitive to taking on extra loans (for an extended time in university)... if they were to think about possibly having to "give away" a higher % of future earnings? Maybe students are taking on debts now with the expectation that it will be ok because their future earnings will pay for it (?). Which might lead to students taking on more and more debt. But, if I'm understanding your point correctly -> you seem to be saying --> that students might NOT take on so much debt in the first place if they were to tie (in their minds) that debt to some REDUCED income in the future.

What motivates more? Reward or Punishment? The carrot or the stick? If you think of debt as the "stick"... but if students are willing to take more of it in the assumption that income will be that much higher "the carrot", then if you were to reduce that reward potential... would they then willingly take on less debt (to avoid reduction of their future earnings)?

Sorry if I'm rambling, but the idea is a bit interesting. Not sure if it would work. But interesting nonetheless...

Thank you Shane! I added the links to the original post to make it easier. And, next ... Im going to check out the related discussion here in OpenIDEO. Thanks!