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The student debt bomb

The financialization of our society has spread far and wide. Take education, and the argument is that the only way it can be funded is by having users pay. But this view becomes hard to accept when it is promoted by a generation of people who benefited from free further education.

The current generation of students are being lumbered with eye-watering amounts of debt. Perhaps too much - especially when the reality of crippling debt repayment bites.
So, on this programme we ask: Why have British politicians turned the classroom into an asset class?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by former vice president of National Union of Students, Sorana Vieru, and lawyer and Fair Loan campaigner, Estelle Clarke.

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