Porn Star Tells Students They’re Being Screwed – By Higher Ed Costs

Sep 11, 2014
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“I felt that being screwed on camera was the best way to avoid being screwed by the higher education system.”

Porn Star Tells Students They're Being Screwed – By Higher Ed Costs

Belle Knox at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night

So declared Belle Knox to a room full of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night in a talk designed to address the skyrocketing costs of college.

Knox, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, is an adult-film star and sophomore at Duke University. She gave a 20-minute lecture on how government subsidies increase tuition prices, followed by a question-and-answer session. More than 100 students attended the event, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty.

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“When the government gets involved in things, it distorts the natural incentives and largely ignores scarcity, and these distortions cause rising prices,” she said.

That’s what led her to the porn industry, she said.

“I was 18 years old and I had a choice: take out over four years around $240,000 in loans or finance my education out of pocket,” Weeks said.

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d012560c
6 years ago

The College Fix reported that Miriam Weeks (aka Bella Knox) turned down a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University. If this is true, then

“,,, I was 18 years old and I had a choice: take out over four years around $240,000 in loans or finance my education out of pocket.”

is a crock of shit.

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Porn Jerk
6 years ago

It seems like only yesterday that she was bitching about how unfair it was that students had to pay at all or how her shooting dozens of high paying scenes impacted her financial aid that was based on need. Shall we take bets on when she realizes that her current “career” will almost certainly lower her future earnings by a factor of at least 3 or 4? I still have no takers willing to wager she will complete her degree at Duke or equivalent within a given time horizon of five to ten years.

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