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Student Loan Forgiveness: Is It Good, Fair Policy?

Student Loan Forgiveness: Is It Good, Fair Policy?

September 21, 2022

Logan Mitchell


President Biden recently announced a plan to provide student debt relief to a subset of Americans. Some have criticized the plan as being unfair for a variety of reasons, while others have argued the plan doesn’t go far enough to help those with massive amounts of debt. In this discussion, held over dinner provided by the PPE Program, we will discuss some of the moral and political issues surrounding President Biden’s policy specifically and the concept of student forgiveness more broadly. Is student loan forgiveness good policy? Is student loan forgiveness fair? And relatedly: what are the structural issues that led to such high amounts of student debt to begin with, and how does student loan forgiveness affect our chances of successfully addressing these issues?







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