SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Chloe Thurston and Emily Zackin
Throughout American history state legislatures have passed debt relief over the objections of creditors and the courts, responding to the economic needs of the citizenry and defying the idea that indebtedness was a personal failing.
SOURCE: Roosevelt Institute
In Biden v. Nebraska, the court used the "shadow docket" to accept a case for review without verifying the facts presented in the complaint. As it turns out, the claim by a Missouri-based student loan servicing agency that it would be harmed by debt relief appears to be flatly untrue.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Eva von Dassow
Many are inspired by Old Testament rules for debt jubilees, but, while the practice has a historical basis, that history shows debt forgiveness was part of an unequal society in which forgiving old debts simply enabled the masses to take on new ones.
by Richard Vague
"Like our ancient forefathers, we need to reset our economy by offering hard-pressed debtors a jubilee now, not in some utopian future."
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