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The real student-loan scandal

Charlie Harper, writing at Peach Pundit, notes the worrisome parallels between the college-loan situation and the housing-loan bubble just before it burst a few years ago: “Virtually anyone that applied got a loan. There was no consideration given to how the loan would be repaid. No calculations for repayment ability were required. Most borrowers overestimated the value of their purchase and underestimated the income that would be available in the future to retire the debt.
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Mark Cuban Warns That A Housing Bubble-Like Bust Is Coming To America's Colleges

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (7 months ago)

In a clip on Inc.com, Mark Cuban says that colleges are going to go out of business. In the clip, Cuban talks about the student loan bubble, which he says will burst and end badly for colleges. The end of the student loan bubble, Cu... Read Post

More Extend And Pretend For College Students

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit (3 years ago)

Today’s Courier Herald Column: In retrospect, we should have seen the financial bubble coming.  Virtually anyone that applied got a loan.  There was no consideration given to how the loan would be repaid.  No calculations for repaym... Read Post

The Parallels Between France's Charlie Hebdo and Ecuador's Bonil

News / International Affairs : Global Voices (45 minutes ago)

A few tweets recall the sanctions placed on cartoonist Bonil in Ecuador, paralleling his situation to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in France and the debate over freedom of expression. Read Post


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