Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, estimates that a tax on financial transactions to pay for tuition-free public higher education would raise $300 billion per year.

A news story about how Democratic presidential candidates are proposing to deal with student debt includes mention that Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, estimates that a tax on financial transactions to pay for tuition-free public higher education would raise $300 billion per year. (WBUR, 4/25/19)