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Correction on ‘Sex and Loans’

In a post on August 15, ”Sex and Loans,” I said that Steve Adubato had remarked on television that he saw nothing wrong with students’ looking to exchange sex with older men in return for payment of their college loans. I was mistaken. It was not Adubato, but Donny Deutsch who said that. I sincerely apologize for this and very much regret the error. 

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