Tim Libretti, PhD

Mar 26, 2019

5 min read

Tackling Student Debt Crisis Means Making College Affordable, not Harder to Access

If you want to address the growing student debt crisis, one way to do it, recently endorsed by Ivanka Trump and her father’s administration, is to reduce the amount of money students can borrow from the federal government to help them cover the exponentially-increasing costs of a college education.

I suppose it makes some sense, in the context of a twisted logic divorced from actual human lives and from studied and sound economic analysis and policy.
If people cannot access loans, then they…