He may have missed the key point: Our favorite blogger, Kevin Drum, is annoyed with 60 Minutes. Angry headline included, we'll let him explain his pique:
DRUM (4/8/19): When It Comes to Student Debt, Doctors Are the Least of Our WorriesThat was just the first point which Drum said pissed him off. He went on to list four additional points, which are well worth reviewing.
Last night 60 Minutes ran a segment about the massive loans that med school students have to take out—and the “radical” solution that NYU found to this. It was basically just a feel-good bit of fluff, but it sure pissed me off anyway. Why? Let me count the ways:
Of all the groups to focus on who are suffering under the burden of student debt, they chose doctors? Seriously?
That said, did Drum possibly miss the key problem with the 60 Minutes report? To wit:
Shouldn't the program have focused on the only doctors who really count? Why not focus on doctors who started out by getting admitted to Yale?