Check out what readers had to say about Executive Editor Heather Anderson’s latest column, “People Helping People Is Not a Free Ride.” The following comments were originally posted on and CU Times’ Facebook page:

“To be fair, comparing the relative burden of college in the early 1990s versus today is kinda like comparing apples and oranges, considering the fact that the cost of college has increased at approximately 2.5 times the cost of inflation. As with mortgages, the federal guaranteeing of student loans has artificially pumped up the cost of education to many times its value, and, as a result of this market distortion, default will be pretty much the only option for an increasing portion of people until the education bubble pops. But with federal money propping it up, and marginally financially-literate 18-year-olds entering into what is often a lifetime of debt peonage, odds are the situation is only going to get worse and projects like Strike Debt will look ever more appealing.

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