Interesting altruistic market approach that crowd sources and gamifies paying down student loan debt. Apparently there is no obligation to play the game to be eligible to have one’s loans funded via the app. If only there were more businesses this concerned with helping others.
While we still support a public policy approach to fix student debt causes not symptoms, we gladly accept any market approaches with a focus on helping others.
“After factoring in charges from Braintree and Paypal, 75% of the earnings go to pay off the winner at the top of the queue, 15% to daily cash prizes and 10% to Givling.”
This fast-growing startup knows it can’t solve the student debt crisis, but it’s helping stamp out student loan debts one by one.
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“This is the first generation that’s lived under globalization their entire life. First they saw their parents’ standard of living destroyed. They saw wages taken away, pensions taken away, health care taken away, in many cases houses taken away. They’re seeing the inability to go to college. But then they’re told, ‘Do all of this, play by the rules, and everything will be great for you.’ So they do it, and go out into an economy when they work for three or four people in a week, or in a day sometimes. They’re not getting by. They gotta go back home just to survive. So they’re starting to equate democracy with income inequality, lower wages, insecurity, and poverty. Now, what happens when a majority of the population feels that way? If we don’t change the rules, we definitely will find out. And that’s what the last election was about: People screaming to change the rules, and grabbing onto somebody, no matter what else they are, [if they think they will] change the rules.”
The most powerful labor leader in America is facing declining membership and the most hostile presidential administration in memory. He says that he’s an “optimist.” But should he be?