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Daily Kos' The Brief

Mar 10, 2021

Besides the predatory nature of modern student loans and the extraordinary financial burden they have put on Americans over the past couple of decades, many economists believe that wiping away the almost $2 trillion debt would have profound benefits for the U.S. economy. On this week’s episode of The Brief, co-hosts Cara Zelaya and Kerry Eleveld talk about America’s student debt crisis with activist Melissa Byrne and Mike Pierce, the policy director and managing counsel at the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC).