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Mapping Student Debt Burden in Massachusetts

Mapping Student Debt Burden in Massachusetts

  By Bahar Akman Imboden Generation Progress and HigherEdNotDebt launched their third iterations of their Mapping Student Debt series. They unveiled new maps showing the average student debt burden, defined as the share of income spent on student loan payments,...

Why I’m giving $50 to every new child born in Massachusetts

Why I’m giving $50 to every new child born in Massachusetts

  College savings plans deliver lots of dividends Originally published in Commonwealth Magazine OVER THE LAST DECADE, I’ve created three non-profit organizations with the shared mission of getting low-income students to college without taking on crushing debt....

Statement on Proposed Endowment Tax

The idea of the Endowment Tax proposed by Jay Gonzalez, candidate for Governor, claims a right to make private institutions support public institutions. Some historical background could prove useful. The tax would actually be a reversal from when public money went to...

A Weight on Our Shoulders

By Sam Szemerenyi I’m an economics major. I work with numbers and trends every day, and the college debt crisis will not have a happy ending for many. Tuition is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and financial aid grants are. The cost of a degree is...