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Biden does need to go farther on forgiving student debt, but this is at least a good short-term step: President Biden, under fire for rapid inflation and looking for ways to help cushion rising costs for households, extended a moratorium on student debt payments through August. While politically popular with Mr. Biden’s party, the move […]
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Forgive Student Loans

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On December 11, 2020
I have extremely low expectations from the Biden administration. The appointees so far mostly reinforce that, none more so than Tom Vilsack. But no one voted for Joe Biden because they thought he would change the country in some transformative way. He was still the worst of the major Democratic candidates, with perhaps Buttigieg and […]

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 askanc

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I was driving past the Culinary Institute of America the other day and I couldn’t help but wondering how such an education is possibly worth the cost. This is a good cooking school, but they pump out graduates into a world where pay for restaurant workers is complete garbage. A few elite chefs make bank, […]
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The Student Debt Plan

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On July 11, 2016
If there was ever any question that Bernie Sanders run for the Democratic nomination was pointless, let that be put to rest. His push for free college tuition may not have been grounded in a lot of intricate policy details, but it is the kind of broad program that can rapidly gain support. Hillary Clinton […]

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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