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Cancelling student debt has no immediate impact on the national debt, but will gradually increase the national debt in the long-term.
Protester holds a sign that reads, "we need relief now!"
It is difficult to justify picking student loans as the most problematic form of debt.
College graduation cap reads "I am in so much debt please help"
Focusing assistance on those who have been particularly affected by the pandemic could help buy time to implement a permanent solution.
By helping students pay their tuition next year, the federal government can help make sure more of them are able to make the investment on which their futures depend.
It’s easy to wonder why anyone has to pay tuition, given the size of some college endowments.
Making public college tuition “free” might have a smaller impact on student debt than many expect.
Morehouse students are far from a representative sample of all student borrowers.
Elizabeth Warren's plan and other variants of free college could result in disproportionate benefits to high-income families.
To understand student debt forgiveness proposals, it helps to understand who holds that debt.
All proposals miss a critical factor: the amount repaid should depend on the amount borrowed.

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