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And what about those who resolved at the beginning they would work hard, save and find a way to pay their own way without succombing to high levels of debt. Will they benefit from such private largess or will they be the recipients of a handshake for their efforts.

A gift requires no measure of achievement to receive it, nor should it. Giftees are beneficiaries that did nothing to earn their gift. But when a gift displaces responsibility, it runs the risk of being an entitlement where it's future repetition becomes a normative behavior of expectation. Dogs show this with treats and non-profits do this with charitable donations. One of the hidden benefits of student loans is the forced maturity this imposes on the young as they gradually learn this is an obligation they cannot escape....a step in personal development this group of students will not benefit from.

BruceM
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