Within chapter 6 we looked at several petitions and manifestos. Something that I found throughout my reading that I felt was very important was that for a petition you must use hard proof and evidence to sway the reader to join your cause, such as the "Stimulate the Economy-Forgive Student Loans" petition that was targeted towards President Obama.
I found this article quite compelling. I do believe that I would be to the countries benefit to forgive the student loan debt rather than bail failing businesses out. Students that have the ability to mold the future would do more good if they didn't have the debt than a failing business being revived just to slowly die again. I feel that this article was effective because the author (Kevin Bartoy) makes some rather compelling points. Bartoy states, " This debt inhibits many of these young people from achieving their dreams and making productive contributions to America and the American economy." It may be effective but Bartoy lacks actual evidence, it only really hits your emotions with theory. The writing is at its best when Bartoy states, "If this real wealth was freed, our educated masses could spend that money by creating new businesses, which in turn would create new jobs." He really tells the reader how relieving the student loan debt would effect the economy.