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The Long History of Debt Cancellation

Olivia Schwob Boston Review
Moral thinking about debt has fluctuated throughout U.S. history. Today’s calls for cancellation suggest it may be poised for transformation once again.

Tidbits - Nov. 7, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Answer to Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; and more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Targets Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; Resources; Announcements; and more

Army Recruitment Now Based on Student Debt

Courage to Resist Courage to Resist
high school students performing exercises The head of Army Recruiting Command, stated that discussion of the endless wars and potential outcomes “was not really part of the discussion” recruiters are having with high schoolers. Recruiters' new niche: the national student debt crisis.

Friday Nite Videos | March 1, 2019

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Student Loans | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. 39TH Razzie Awards Announcement! Racism in the Michael Cohen Hearing? A New Algorithm Decodes Rat Squeaks. Native Son | Movie.

Student Loans | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

With Americans' student debt now over $1.5 trillion, private financial companies have benefited from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' hands-off regulation that has made it easy for students to become trapped in debt

Friday Nite Videos | January 4, 2019

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America's Rigged Economy in Two Minutes. Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side. How College Loans Got So Evil. AlphaZero: Machine Learning From Scratch. Network | Movie / Theater.

Today’s College Students Are Paying More for Less

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
The huge spike in the cost of a college education has had a devastating effect upon educational opportunity. American student loan debt now totals $1.5 trillion.
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