Can’t shake your student debt? Thank Joe Biden's votes.

There are many reasons the student debt crisis is what it is, a few of them can be traced back to good ol' Uncle Joe.

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  • Student loan debt in the United States is at crisis levels, as more than a trillion dollars is currently held.
  • Part of the reason the amount is so high is because student loans can't be easily shaken off through bankruptcy proceedings.
  • This is at least partly the fault of a certain Delaware Senator who later served as our coolest Vice President.
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Should universities be held accountable for student debt?

On the first episode of The Portal, Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel discuss the future of education.

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  • On his new podcast, The Portal, Eric Weinstein dives into student debt and the function of universities with Peter Thiel.
  • Weinstein floats the idea of a college equivalence degree (CED) through an online testing system.
  • Thiel notes that if you don't pay off your student debt by age 65, the government garnishes your social security checks.
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Predatory loans and the schools that get students to take them

Just when you thought the student loan crisis couldn't get any worse!

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  • Student debt is a major issue facing Americans.
  • The problem is made worse when factoring the large number of predatory schools that exist.
  • Students that go to these schools often take out massive loans but get little out of it.
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Calling out Cersei Lannister: Elizabeth Warren reviews Game of Thrones

The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren argues that Game of Thrones is primarily about women in her review of the wildly popular HBO show.
  • Warren also touches on other parallels between the show and our modern world, such as inequality, political favoritism of the elite, and the dire impact of different leadership styles on the lives of the people.
  • Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
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Elizabeth Warren's plan to forgive student loan debt could lead to an economic boom

A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
  • The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
  • The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
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