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The AOC's of student loan debt

‘Tis the season for giving — or, for some legislators, a good time to demand that the government force taxpayers to give others a large gift.

A few weeks ago, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the house floor to issue another plea for the federal government to cancel nearly $1.7 trillion in student-loan debt.

That is, she is demanding that taxpayers who didn’t go to college, or who didn’t take...