Phi Beta Cons

Is It Too Easy to Get College Loans?

There is a lot of hand-wringing over the alleged college-loan crisis these days, but could it be that government officials have made it too easy to borrow, thus encouraging careless and irresponsible spending by students? That is exactly what my Pope Center colleague Jenna Robinson says in this week’s Clarion Call.

She writes from personal experience, not just speculation.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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