I've seen Zeitgeist before and i've heard a lot of these theories. I'm sure there is truth in some of this but the only advice i'd give is to take some of it with a pinch of salt. I'm not saying it's not true and i'm not saying it's all true but in the same way we accept that you can't believe everything you see/hear in the media we have to use the same logic with regards to certain conspiracy theories.
I think it's a good thing that certain people have gone to the trouble of undertaking these type of projects and it's great that it gets people to think freely about the world that surrounds them.
Unfortunately people are mostly too busy with getting on with the life that they accept without reasoning that they are expected to achieve by the society they live in. So yeah, get yourself into debt by paying extortionate university fees and loans, then get the full time job wherever afterwards to start paying your debts off. Then obviously you have to get the mortgage for the house to keep up with the accepted world around you. Bingo, trapped into a life of having to work in whatever job you'll find yourself in for the rest of your able life. Just where the country needs you in the state were in. Taxes taxes taxes whilst they blow the money on the last things you want.
I'm a sad ba***rd who's got no debt, lives in my parents home, got money in the bank, drives a beemer, works 22 1/2 hours a week and spends a lot of time with loved ones/friends.
All i'd say is that if you're going to bother with Uni nowadays (i'm talking the last couple of years and into the future) you better go for a PROPER degree in a very professional field or you'll find yourself in a real fight for a good job when you leave Uni. People just need to open their eyes a bit and question everything.
I'm far from perfect though and am probably just bitter that i didn't land a cushy really well paid job after finishing college :)