What We're Buying With $1 Trillion in Student Loans

College is a big investment. Does it make people that much more productive?

Well. At least it was fun.

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College is expensive, and getting more so every year. Since most families don’t have tens of thousands of dollars lying around, the government has responded with ever-more-generous student loan programs.

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