Quizbank/Debt crisis

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Total US household debt and its composition over time.png

The graph to the right understates the student loan problem because home mortgages are uniquely safe investments, primarily because the debt can often be erased by selling the property. You cannot sell your education. And while the value of real estate tends to grow, the relative value of your education falls as your carreer developes to the point where employers are more interested in your current skill set than in your education. A graph that more dramatically illustrates the crisis can be found at bloomberg.com:The student loan debt crisis is about to get worse