Franke: The student loan bailout | Opinion

Politicians used to “encourage” citizens’ affirmative votes by tapping casks of whiskey on polling stations. The stakes are higher these days, as our representatives in Washington DC are thinking much bigger both in dollars and in voters. The other difference is that these casks of whiskey came out of the pockets of the candidates while their twenty-first successors have the federal treasury in custody.

President Biden’s resolve to forgive billions in student loans puffs kegs of whiskey and the cynic in me argues the goal is the same.

Franke: The student loan bailout

Indiana Policy Review adjunct scholar and book reviewer Mark Franke, MBA, is a former associate vice chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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