Paying Up

Beth Akers, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins The Remnant for extreme wonkery on student debt and the economics of higher education. Why have the Democrats become so fixated on the issue of forgiving student loan debt, and can a moral argument be made for forgiveness? Furthermore, are most graduate programs pointless? How can we fix America’s universities? And can anyone match Jonah’s raw disdain for journalism schools?

Show Notes:

Beth’s page at AEI

Beth’s first book, Game of Loans

Beth’s latest book, Making College Pay

Beth on why student loan cancellation will backfire

Jonah ruminates on student debt

The Remnant with Alex Tabarrok 

Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education

Bryan on Beth’s podcast, “An Economist Goes to College”

Bryan on the Remnant

WSJ: “The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off”

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