The Student Debt Conundrum

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Authored by Laurence Vance via The Future of Freedom Foundation, Using data from the Federal Reserve, Student Loan Hero — an organization that provides “resources, tools and information” to help “student loan borrowers understand their student loans and make intelligent repayment decisions” — reports that Among the Class of 2018, 69% of college students took out student loans, and they graduated with an average debt of $29,800, including both private and federal debt.

Source: The Student Debt Conundrum

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The first is that no proposed solution recognizes that the student-debt conundrum would never have arisen in the first place if the federal government had simply followed its own Constitution and had never had anything to do with education: no loans, no grants, no mandates, no subsidies, no funding, no school breakfast and lunch programs, no regulations, no standards, no vouchers, and no Department of Education.

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Sure, once the politicians and bureaucrats have “screwed the pooch”, now we recognize the wisdom of the DOWGs!

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How Much Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Lifespan? | NutritionFacts.org

Sunday, April 21, 2019

It would take 150 people taking vitamin D supplements for five years to save one life. If we were talking about a drug, we’d need to weigh that against the cost and side effects of dosing so many people. But when we’re talking about something as safe and cheap as vitamin D supplements, it seems like a bargain to me.

Source: How Much Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Lifespan? | NutritionFacts.org

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Seems that way to me too.  What happens to Social Security if we all start taking D3 and live longer lives?  I’d like to find out.  But then, I’m try to “steal” back all that FICA that was stolen from me in the first place!

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