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Student Loans in other Countries
February 23, 2015
10:19 pm
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It looks like student loans are not just a major problem in the United States, but in other countries as well.

Today alone, I saw headlines about major issues in the UK:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.u…..34892.html

and in Australia:
http://theconversation.com/40-…..port-37899

October 13, 2017
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Bit of a newbie here, but it’s becoming more and more of an issue here in New Zealand, too (unfortunately):

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nationa…..gures-show

Mine’s already taken longer than I’d planned, and there’s no clear end in sight yet. Looks like it’s becoming more and more a global thing than strictly limited to the US

October 16, 2017
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The differences between the countries with free higher education and those without are starting to become really noticeable.

October 18, 2017
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Agreed. It would be a fascinating thing to observe if it weren’t such an awful situation for many who are having to live with it.

October 19, 2017
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Well put James.

Lately I’ve been trying to find a way to look at the entire situation from a more global perspective. As someone with a ton of student debt it makes it tricky to take a step back and look at it from the perspective of policy makers or even the average taxpayer.

Because the entire thing is such a mess my goal will be to identify all of the different people, schools, lenders, etc that all have a different perspective. Then from that point, try to see how different policy proposals impact each group. Normally when I write an article for the site I know where it is going and the point I’m trying to get across. This one will be different.

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