Should student loan debt be cancelled?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 2:48PM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Should student loan debt be cancelled?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 2:48PM

Should the New Zealand government cancel student loan debt?

That’s the argument being made in an opinion piece on Newsroom.

London-based reporter Laura Walters writes: "As part of a generation that’s been hit by one economic challenge after the next, student loan debt is just one of myriad factors that is making me reconsider what my life will look like.

"Rather than offering interest-free borrowing, or expecting people to refinance their loans, the Government could try something more ambitious (such as debt cancellation) "

Walters joined Kerre McIvor to further discuss her argument and how debt is holding people back from being productive members of society.

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