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Author Best, Joel, author.

Title The student loan mess : how good intentions created a trillion-dollar problem / Joel Best, Eric Best.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 233 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Good intentions and wasted brainpower: the first student loan mess -- Disillusionment and deadbeats: the second student loan mess -- Outrage and crushing debt: the third student loan mess -- Dread and the for-profit bubble: the fourth student loan mess -- What's next? Prospective student loan messes -- Beyond making messes?
Summary This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team-one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher-probes how we've reached the point at which student loan debt-now exceeding 1 trillion and predicted to reach 2 trillion by 2020-threatens to become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown. In spite of their good intentions, Americans have allowed concerns about deadbeat students, crushing debt, exploitative for-profit colleges, and changing attitudes about the purpose of college education to.
Note Print version record.
Subject Student loans -- United States.
Student loans -- Government policy -- United States.
College graduates -- United States -- Finance, Personal.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
College graduates -- Finance, Personal. (OCoLC)fst00867836
Student loans. (OCoLC)fst01431545
Student loans -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01431553
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Added Author Best, Eric, author.
Other Form: Print version: Best, Joel. Student Loan Mess. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014 9780520276451
ISBN 9780520958449 (electronic bk.)
0520958446 (electronic bk.)
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