Policy

Ayelet Sheffey
25 Oct 2021, 23:34

A growing number of colleges are abolishing student loans to avoid making the $1.7 trillion debt crisis worse

A growing number of colleges are abolishing student loans to avoid making the $1.7 trillion debt crisis worse

A growing number of colleges are abolishing student loans to avoid making the $1.7 trillion debt crisis worse

More colleges are following Princeton and Amherst's lead by removing student loans from financial aid packages altogether, offering grants instead.

Democrats are inching toward new wealth taxes to finance a scaled-down spending plan to expand the child tax credit, provide housing aid, and more
Joseph Zeballos-Roig
25 Oct 2021, 22:33

Democrats are inching toward new wealth taxes to finance a scaled-down spending plan to expand the child tax credit, provide housing aid, and more

Democrats are eyeing targeted taxes on billionaires to pay for their safety net expansion. They're rushing to wrap up talks with Manchin and Sinema.

Private equity firms are screwing over student-loan borrowers, workers, and consumers, Elizabeth Warren says in a call for fixing the bankruptcy process
Ayelet Sheffey
25 Oct 2021, 22:09

Private equity firms are screwing over student-loan borrowers, workers, and consumers, Elizabeth Warren says in a call for fixing the bankruptcy process

"What almost every American experienced as a crisis, private equity viewed as an opportunity," Sen. Warren said during a hearing last week.