"Rather than unleashing the kind of economic violence the world witnessed nearly a half-decade ago now, the crisis of student debt is like a lava-flow spreading across the landscape - slow, but utterly and undeniably devastating to those inflicted and society generally."
"Student debt is like a schoolyard bully forcing them to give up their lunch money every day, but it's so subtle that recent grads aren't even aware that they're being extorted by it."
"Student Debt "
"Student debt is like a snake strangling the life out of you and your bank account."
"Student debt is like the herpes of the financial world. You can not get rid of that shit even through bankruptcy. Parents should be warned of this when signing those loans."
"No, student debt isn't exactly like the housing bubble, but that doesn't settle the issue. If the Great Depression was like a spinal fracture, and the housing bust a femur fracture, then student debt is like anemia. Defaults, negative amortization, accounting shortfalls, IBR cancellations, overpriced educations, credential inflation, and opportunity costs of schooling will sap the economy's strength if nothing is done. This is the benefit to the government of Auto-TARPing the loans: the losses are hidden."
"Student debt is like quicksand - it swallows you up before you have a chance to gain your footing. Graduating from college should kick start a young person's professional life, but massive debt will just bog you down for decades"
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