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Acton Line podcast: The moral hazard of student debt; Unraveling Islam

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On this episode of Acton Line, Caroline Roberts speaks with Andrew Kloster, deputy director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University, about the student debt crisis. Kloster claims that the student debt crisis is the greatest moral hazard of our Nation and explains how he sees the crisis panning out in the future. On the second segment, Acton’s director of research, Samuel Gregg, sits down with Mustafa Akyol, senior research fellow at the Cato Institute, to address the topics of Islam and Freedom. Reformist trends in Islam reinterpret religious law by referring to the moral teachings at its core resulting in an intellectual battle going on in the Muslim world, where some believers condemn freedom as a Western invention while others praise it as Allah’s blessing. Is Islam compatible with ideas of individual freedom?

Check out additional resources for this podcast:

Read “Student Loans: Perhaps our Nation’s greatest moral hazard problem,” by Andrew Kloster

Student debt and moral hazard: To forgive or not to forgive?

Warren’s Free College Time Machine

Here’s why millions of millennials are not homeowners

Warren’s College-Loan Plan Is a Subsidy for the Comfortable Class

“Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”

“The Creeping Liberalism in American Islam”

Video: Mustafa Akyol on the prospects for liberty in the Islamic world

New to the Acton Line podcast? Subscribe here! We also recommend starting with these episodes:

Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education

F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

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