Friday, April 21, 2017
By 2030, Student Debt will exceed $16 trillion
The best thing about it? This is literally free money. This isn't part of the National Debt, because it isn't owed by the federal government. Nobody will be hurt if it isn't paid back, because it isn't owed to banks. And indeed, most of it won't be paid back because there are no good paying jobs for most of the college graduates. And this is non-inflationary spending, because if inflation does ever start to emerge, the debt will just suck it up.
This is the best thing ever. FDR invented the home mortgage, which allowed the middle class to emerge. Obama invented the government subsidized student loan system, which raises the aspirations of college students but puts a giant chain around their necks, preventing them from ever escaping the debt trap.
Posted by Nathan Vanderhoofven at 10:00:00 AM