Economist Daniel Altman, and author or Connected: 24 Hours in the Global EconomyOutrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy, acknowledges that the student loans industry in the United States is a disaster. The obvious solution of government intervention by way of forgiveness could make things even thornier. Rather, Altman imagines a scenario where students could sell shares of their future income to fund their education.

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