Back When College Was Debt-Free

By Josh Hoxie, -

As May gives way to June, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up and the last parties are coming to a close. Now the job hunt for recent grads begins in earnest — with the looming [...]

To Grow the US Economy, Cancel Student Debt

By A.P. Joyce, MIC   -

A report from a group of economists at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College finds that there would be huge benefits if the federal government were to forgive all existing student debt. [...]

This Is US: Student Debt Devours Young And Old

By Lynn Petrovich, End the Illusion. -

Over the past decade, through tax preparation work – both pro bono and paid - I’ve seen many student loan borrowers who, like Monica, have struggled not only to make ends meet, but also try to [...]

Student Debt Slavery II: Level The Playing Field

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog -

The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells [...]

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On Backs Of Youth

By Ellen Brown, -

The government, too, had to be enslaved by debt. It could not be allowed to simply issue the money it needed to meet its budget, as Lincoln’s government did with its greenbacks (government-issued [...]

Student Loans, 21st Century Indentured Servitude

By Julian Vigo -

I have seen the student loan crisis up close from both sides of this polemic. First, as an extremely young student who was “sold” the only way to get an education—in addition to joining the U.S. [...]

Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — And More Bankers

By Alyssa Aquino, -

By Alyssa Aquino for Other Words - Collectively, America’s student borrowers owe $1.7 trillion. On average, each graduating senior this year is beginning their life around $37,000 in the hole. [...]

U.S. Women Disproportionately Burdened By College Debt

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, -

By Lauren Kaori Gurley for AlterNet - American women owe nearly twice as much of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student loan debt as men do, according to a recent study. Since the 1950s, major [...]

Newsletter – The People’s Plan For Transformation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. It is important to understand that we arrived in this situation by, what Moyers described as "careful long-range planning and implementation…consistency of [...]

The Student Debt Crisis Is Exploding

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The level of student loan debt has risen to $1.5 trillion and defaults are more than 40% and rising. U.S. student loan debt has grown [...]

In Rust Belt Town That Covers Tuition, Economy Revives

By Gabriel J. Ware, -

By J. Gabriel Ware for Yes! Magzine. Autre Murray, 24, never planned to go to college. He thought he couldn’t afford it—even with student loans. Besides, he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of [...]

Olders Pushed Into Poverty As Feds Garnish Social Security For Student Debt

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - 'Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,' says Elizabeth Warren. The federal government [...]

Newsletter: Turn Widespread Discontent Into Mass Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. With the election of Donald Trump as president the struggle continues for economic, racial and environmental justice. We knew we would [...]

7 Million Graduates Not Paying Student Loans

By Marlee Kokotovic, -

By Marlee Kokotovic for Nation of Change - In 2016, former students are being burdened by student loan debt stronger than ever before. It is time to make a change. Former students are taking a [...]

Call On Congress To End $4 Billion Annual Oil Industry Subsidies

By Sharon Kelly, -

By Sharon Kelly for Desmog - In an open letter sent to Congress today, a coalition of 40 national taxpayer, labor, environmental and other groups called on the federal government to repeal almost [...]

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