(Salon) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has pledged to help forgive the student loans of entrepreneurs and small business owners, yet has not made similar promises to help forgive the student debt of average workers.
Clinton released her Initiative on Technology & Innovation on Tuesday. It reflects her neoliberal, technocratic vision of the economy.
In the initiative, Clinton outlines her plan to “support young entrepreneurs.” As president, she says she would allow entrepreneurs to forgo paying their student student loans for up to three years, “so they can get their ventures off the ground and help drive the innovation economy.”
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Moreover, “innovators who start social enterprises or new businesses in distressed communities,” Clinton adds, can apply for forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their student loans after five years.