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Who’s Getting Rich Off Student Loans in the United States?

    A sign at Occupy Wall Street, November 2011. (Jagz Mario / CC BY-SA 2.0) Student debt is an industry worth $140 billion a year. And it got that way because the federal government relinquished control of—and then much of its power to oversee—the student loan program. For Albert Lord, a 70-year-old former accountant who became one of the highest-paid executives in Washington, student loans have been a road to riches.
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