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GAO Report: Yes, student debt is growing problem

In case anyone needed additional information to counter the Brookings-fed meme that “Americans who borrowed to finance their education are no worse off today than they were a generation ago”, theU.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report yesterday with … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution analysis on student debt becoming a farce

I have previously written about the deeply flawed Brookings Institution analysis on student debt with its oft-repeated lede: These data indicate that typical borrowers are no worse off now than they were a generation ago … Their data is based … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Board backs up e-Literate in criticism of Brookings report on student debt

I have been very critical of the Brookings Institution report on student debt, particularly in my post “To see how illogical the Brookings Institution report on student loans is, just read the executive summary”. D’oh! It turns out that real … Continue reading

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To see how illogical the Brookings Institution report on student loans is, just read the executive summary

il·log·i·cal i(l)ˈläjikəl/ adjective lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning.  ((From Google’s definition)) There have been multiple articles both accepting the Brookings argument that “typical borrowers are no worse off now than they were a generation ago” and those calling out the … Continue reading

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A response to Bloomberg article on UCLA student fees

Megan McArdle has an article that was published in Bloomberg this week about the growth of student fees. The setup of the article was based on a new “$4 student fee to pay for better concerts”. To solve this problem, … Continue reading

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