Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

Ben Bradford Jun 26, 2019
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Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

Ben Bradford Jun 26, 2019
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The first Democratic presidential debates begin tonight, and some of the most high-profile candidates are making college debt a major focus of their campaigns. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed a student loan forgiveness plan in April, and Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a proposal this week. But progressive economists dispute who would benefit most from erasing higher-education debt.

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