On this episode of The Report Card, Nat interviews Beth Akers, senior fellow at AEI and the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt. Nat and Beth discuss student loans, student loan forgiveness, why student loan forgiveness might make college more expensive, whether student loan forgiveness would be a good way to address the racial wealth gap, whether it makes sense to forgive student loans in order to encourage entrepreneurship, the dangers of working during college, how to fix income-driven repayment, the benefits of income share agreements, whether for-profit colleges can be good, and what President Biden should do on student loans.

Show Notes:

Making College Pay: An Economist Explains How to Make a Smart Bet on Higher Education

Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt

FAQ: Student Loan Cancellation Edition

Student Loan Cancellation Will Backfire Without Additional Reform

Anticipated Executive Order Cancelling Student Loans Unpopular on Right and Left

Another Extension of the Student-loan-repayment Freeze Is Bad Policy

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