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What Is the True Cost of Government-Backed Credit?

Deborah Lucas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Deborah Lucas

The government has a first-order effect on the allocation of capital and risk in the economy. And the question of what those commitments cost the public is important.

How Financial Aid Is Hurting Students

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

ProPublica: The financial aid award letters that colleges send to prospective students can be confusing: Many mix grants, scholarships and loans al...

How The Government Saddles Parents With Loans They Can't Afford

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

By Marian Wang, ProPublica, Beckie Supiano and Andrea Fuller, The Chronicle of Higher Education More than a decade after Aurora Almendral first set f...

Summer Student Loan Agreement: Not Much Help There

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

It's that magical season when the thoughts of returning college students and their parents turn to tuition. Given the size of student loans, those thoughts are apt to linger long past graduation.

Sorry, Taxpayers, Solyndra's Not Paying Back Most Of Its Government Loan

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Solyndra's not going to pay back the better part of its loans, which is bad news for its investors -- better known as U.S. taxpayers. Solyndra, the...

Loren Berlin

Trapped in $120,000 of Student Debt | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Money

In what is truly a sign that America's system of higher education is morphing into a strange and dangerous beast, Ben Bernanke -- the nation's top ban...

Chrysler Repays Government Loans

CBC News | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home

(CBC) --- Chrysler Group has repaid $7.6 billion US in bailout loans and interest it got from the Canadian and U.S. governments after it filed for ban...

Concerns Grow About Another Mortgage Giant | LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- First it was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now concern is growing that another government mortgage giant might teeter, just as the nation'...

New McCain Economic Plan: Sell More Gas Guzzlers

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

McCain trumpets his support for government loans to help the auto industry. What he doesn't tell you is that he was opposed to helping the automakers until just last month.