Depressing Visualization Of The Increase Student Loan Debt Over 20 Years

Economic times are tough right now, I think we can all recognize this. But something that really gets by britches in a knot is how infrequently the political talking heads discuss the exponential increase in student loan debt among young Americans. This chart is proof as good as any to those who don't "believe" that our generation is massively in debt at least partially due to getting an education.

Depressing Visualization Of The Increase Student Loan Debt Over 20 YearsS

Click to enlarge — though I'm sure you already get the point.

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