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The vast majority of student loan debt is already guaranteed by the US government: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FGCCSAQ027S

So something like 77.5%+ of that is already bailout guaranteed. Taxes (or more likely US debt) will rise to cover it, which will have its own long term negative effects, but barring a US default that market is very well covered.

It's also very, very challenging to discharge US student loan debt, much more than housing debt. How that really works in the end, especially if a large number of people go into default, hasn't really been tested, and it will be a political hot potato when it does.




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