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Senators Reach Deal on Student Loan Interest Rates
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

According to an aide connected to the Democratic Party, bipartisan senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer undergraduate students a lower interest rate of 3.85 percent on student loans, up until the ...

6 Things Congress Needs To Do in July
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

The month of July stands as an important time for Congress as members of the House and Senate attempt to make decisions about six major U.S. issues. The month of July stands as an ...

A Spiritual Glossary of Debt
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 8:03am | Type: Blog

It is economically sensible to have debt. It is not economically sensible to throw debtors in jail, psychologically, spiritually, or actually. The goal of the following glossary is to get the question of debt ...

On Scripture: A Sinkhole of Debt
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Student debt recently passed the $1 trillion dollar mark. According to the Pew Research Center, while student loan debt has grown for everyone, the debt falls heaviest on the poor, with those in the lowest qui ...

Is There No Good Economic Reason To Get A Ph.D.?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

I've been mulling over some of the news stories out there hyping either end of the (political?) reality of spending more money (and time, let's not forget time) on higher education. It leads me to a ...

QUIRK: University Sues Student for Finishing Degree Too Quickly
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

And you thought having to pay your student loans back was bad. A student at the School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany, has been sued by the university for completing his degree too quickly. ...

Praying for a Student Jubilee
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

On July 1, the federal interest rate for student loans is scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent unless Congress intervenes. Yesterday, as Congress battled over the f ...

'Study Drugs' Point to Greater Social Failure
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Beyond urging our kids to mortgage a large chunk of their futures away, it seems we’re compromising their health and perhaps mental well-being for the sake of some horse race that may or may not actually be re ...

Indentured Servitude: Why Student Loans Won’t Go Away
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

I joke sometimes that my dream is to pay off my student loans before I retire, but to be honest, that probably won’t happen. It wouldn’t surprise me if I have them with me the rest of my life. ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting aga ...

Fighting For My Daughter's Life, and Against the Insurance Company
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1103" target="_blank">March issue o ...

The Sin of Usury
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Recently, on the <a href="http://faithandleadership.com/blog">Call &amp; Response blog</a>, <a href="http://faithandleadership.com/blog/02-22-2010/dan-rhodes-congreg ...

I Am a Predatory Borrower
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Sen. Gramm has been credited with coining the term "preda ...