Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing Millennials

Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing Millennials

In their 2015 song “Stressed Out,” which got an astonishing 1.5 billion viewson YouTube, the band Twenty One Pilots had a line lamenting student loans. Atlantic writers Conor Friedersdorf and Megan Garber declared the song to be the anthem of the millennial generation. Many educated millennials would likely agree — since 2006, student debt has approximately doubled as a share of the economy: The increase seems to have paused in the past two years, possibly due to the economic recovery (which allows students and their families to pay more tuition out of current…

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