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Forgive and Forget

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On Thursday, this headline caught my eye:


Let that sink in for a moment. People in this country, most of them in their late teens or early twenties, borrowed over one-fifth of a trillion dollars. That money went into the pockets of educational enterprises (with fat administrative salaries, tenured professor paychecks, and God knows what else). The people who borrowed the money blew off the debts. And now those stupid enough to be responsible are stuck holding the bag.