Insights / Podcast episode•Feb 11, 2021
When Good Debt Goes Bad
Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Seth Frotman, Constantine Yannelis
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Nationally, student loan debt is at crisis level. The share of students behind on loan payments equals the share of homeowners in default at the peak of the housing crisis. What’s the best way to help students struggling under a huge debt burden? Is there a better way to finance college? Chicago Booth’s Constantine Yannelis and Seth Frotman of the Student Borrower Protection Center discuss the impacts of different loan forgiveness proposals under consideration, including who benefits.