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Should We Cancel Student Debt?

Derek is joined by Jordan Weissmann to discuss the best arguments for and against canceling student loans, as well as their economic and psychological burden

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Americans owe $1.7 trillion in student loans, and some Democrats think the time has come to cancel this burden. Derek shares 10 big student-loan facts that shape the debate. Then Jordan Weissmann of Slate joins the podcast to talk about the proposal to cancel student debt, the best arguments for and against it, the modern history of student loans, and their economic and psychological burden.

Host: Derek Thompson
Guest: Jordan Weissmann
Producer: Devon Manze

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