Guaranteed Loans: Just Plain Expensive

The investigation of New York State's attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, into the questionable practices of lenders in federal student-loan programs has helped raise public awareness of one of the greatest scams in our government: The Federal Family Education Loan program, otherwise known as the guaranteed-student-loan program, is unnecessarily expensive, structurally broken, and rife with corruption. It is increasingly clear that our convoluted federal student-loan delivery system, through