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We’re in a pandemic. Cancel student debt now.

The Nation, July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

We’re in a pandemic. Cancel student debt now.

“There’s more existential worry,” said Jesse Baker, who holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, and has refused to pay his student loan payments in protest. He is 51. “I watch my parents going through this…and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, am I going to have enough money left to pay for my rent and food?’”