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Noah Smith Student-loan debt is crushing millennials

Nov 06, 2018 - The Salt Lake Tribune

In their 2015 song "Stressed Out," which got an astonishing 1.5 billion views on 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 (wh...