All student debt in the US, visualized

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • What if all of this debt was canceled? This is what that would look like.

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    Student loan debt has increased exponentially in the past few decades. So now, some Democratic presidential candidates propose canceling those debts — all $1.6 trillion of it. But is this a good idea? Who exactly does it benefit?

    For more on student loan debt, read this Vox explainer on Elizabeth Warren's plan:

    And this explainer on Bernie Sanders's plan:

    This piece explains why wonks don't like Sanders's plan:

    And to get a wider perspective on the whole debate, Matt Yglesias breaks it down:

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