When I heard about Josh Mitchell’s soon-to-be-published book about college student debt, "The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe," I pre-ordered a copy. Recently, I read an excerpt from the book in The Atlantic and wrote about it. His book arrived yesterday and like the excerpt, I could not put it down until I had finished reading it.
During the Democratic primary campaign for President, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders made no secret that they wanted to forgive student loan debt. Since President Biden’s election, both senators have called on President Biden to discharge student loan debt, which collectively stands at $1.7 trillion.