Episode

1/25 How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt w/ Astra Taylor & Debt Collective

January 25, 2021

Sam and Emma host author and activist Astra Taylor (@astradisastra) to discuss how and why the Biden administration can wipe out student debt for millions of Americans. They’re also joined by special guest Elizabeth Alvarez from Debt Collective (@StrikeDebt) to discuss the organization’s new strike, the “Biden Jubilee 100.”

On today’s show: CNN host suggests hypocrisy that Sanders wants to use reconciliation for legislative goals, Sanders says he’s using it to provide for working people, not billionaires.

Sam and Emma host author and activist Astra Taylor (@astradisastra) to discuss how and why the Biden administration can wipe out student debt for millions of Americans. They’re also joined by special guest Elizabeth Alvarez from Debt Collective (@StrikeDebt) to discuss the organization’s new strike, the “Biden Jubilee 100.” What is a debtors’ union and how does it benefit its participants? How would it help the economy and American civic life to forgive everyone’s student loans?

On the fun half: People are canceling their memberships to Mar-a-lago. Deborah Birx says there were parallel data streams that were not informing the White House correctly. Fox and Friends is bringing back the caravan, calling it a superspreader event, get upset that Biden is suspending travel for England and Ireland and rest of Europe. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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