What can we do about student debt?
Well, how about if we allow these students to work off the debt?
Why don’t we create a service corps where these students can serve in underserved areas either here in the United States or the rest of the world?
The government can match funds generously to help pay for living expenses and salaries.
The current student debt is about 1.7 trillion dollars.
Forgiving that debt for services rendered should be chicken feed in Obama money.
Our federal government can certainly afford that.
After all, we printed up trillions for the coronavirus crisis.
If these students chose to help out in Third World countries, so much the better. That would create a lot of Goodwill for the United States of America. It would do a lot of good for those countries too.
The students would benefit also; they would get a better idea of how the other half of the world lives.
They needn’t necessarily work in the area for which they were trained. They could help out in manual labor projects.
It could be a Civilian Conservation Corps of sorts.
There are a lot of projects that need to be done in the world. Even here in the United States we can do things that we haven’t yet done.
One of the things that we need done here in the United States is high speed rail. Given that other countries have invested in high speed rail, it might be a good idea to at least try to build one here.
To prevent the airlines from blocking the deal, they can be brought in on the operation.
As the population of the United States grows, it’s not going to be practical to be flying people hither and thither.
The airports are crowded enough as they are now.
Putting students to work in public works projects might be just the ticket to help them out of debt while helping ourselves at the same time.
All it takes is imagination.
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