Heaton Fixes the Student Debt Crisis

How to—and how not to—help solve the college debt problem.


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Americans are swimming in student loan debt to the tune of about $1.6 trillion dollars. On August 24, President Joe Biden granted forgiveness of up to $20,000 to those who make less than $125,000 per year, although the Supreme Court is currently deciding whether that executive order was unconstitutional. The Congressional Budget Office estimates his plan will cost taxpayers $400 billion.

Andrew Heaton has some concerns.

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