Or are these articles written just to highlight some really dumb examples?\n\nhttps:\/\/www.cnbc.com\/2019\/12\/28\/how-student-debt-came-to-define-peoples-lives-in-the-2010s.html\n\nTwo examples from the article:\n\nA woman who got a doctorate in "naturopathic" medicine and a masters in acupuncture eight years ago, and still owes nearly $500K. We should spend tax dollars on forgiveness for this silliness?\n\nOr the woman who earned an unspecified degree from Purdue, has $43K in education debt, and now works for a non-profit making $30K per year, or about $14\/hour. I wonder how she thought she'd repay $43K on $14\/hour. That's over 3,000 hours of work at her before-tax wage.\n\nI'm still thinking the best alternative is to let these borrowers declare bankruptcy, and allow student loans to be discharged like other debts (current law says student loans transcend bankruptcy), screwing the lenders, not the taxpayers. Some of these borrowers do appear to be unbelievably stupid, but these lenders appear to be predators.