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So much of the debate over college loan forgiveness revolves around narratives of upper middle class kids being forgiven $200,000 because they majored in underwater dance or some such thing. But what this completely ignores is the number of college students who are outright poor people, for whom college is the only path to improving […]
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The First 100 Days

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On November 9, 2020
Assuming Mitch McConnell and Brett Kavanaugh allow for a transfer of power, the first 100 days of Biden’s administration look extremely interesting. Usually I look at these agendas pretty askance because it never really works out. But there is something that needs to be highlighted here. Chuck Schumer to @AnandWrites: argues for an FDR-like first […]
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Our Ancient Farmers

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On August 2, 2016
The average age of an American farmer is 58 years old. You might say, “who cares.” After all, nothing drives the LGM readership like rural America. But you do actually need farmers since people, you know, need to eat. Any profession with the average of 58 is in big trouble, perhaps with the exception of […]
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The Geography of Student Debt

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On December 20, 2015
Marshall Steinbaum and Kavya Vaghul have put together a really interesting set of interactive maps on the geography of student debt. There’s an introductory essay here. One element of the student debt story that has already been explored is that borrowers with the lowest student loan balances are the most likely to default because they […]

Student Debt Deal

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On July 20, 2013

As you may have heard, 8 Senators have come to an agreement on student loan rates that is blessed by the White House. On July 1, thanks to our dysfunctional (nonfunctional?) political system, the inte

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