Mar 092013
 

…heard screaming as he runs towards the exit.

dg

An analysis last month by Donghoon Lee, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, found that “student debt is the only kind of household debt that continued to rise through the Great Recession” and is now the “second largest balance after mortgage debt.”

According to Mr. Lee, student loan debt is fast approaching a trillion dollars, up from less than $400 billion in 2004, and both the number of borrowers and the average balance per borrower have “increased by 70 percent between 2004 and 2012 (7 percent per year).”A September Pew Research Center report found that “a record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt.”

via A Dangerous ‘New Normal’ in College Debt – NYTimes.com.

  One Response to “The great student loan scam, er, bubble, er megacatastrophe”

  1. Ugh. What’s the solution, DG? Save us!

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