The Realities of America’s Student Debt Crisis | The Daily Show

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Published on August 4, 2022

The number of Americans with student debt is higher now than ever before. And student debt is a lot like an STD: You can get it by accident in college, but then it follows you around your whole life. Trevor examines how student debt got so out of control in the U.S. and its potential effects lasting to the grave for many older borrowers. #DailyShow #Comedy #TrevorNoah

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16 comments

  • SC Texan 2 years ago

    I think primary schools should teach money management, then you will understand the commitment you are making. I know people with large student loans, more went to housing and partying than actual tuition.

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  • D. Virgallito 2 years ago

    Thank you Trevor fpr mention this topic, it is very serious!

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  • Juan Zuniga 2 years ago

    Why is Columbia University the title picture for this LOL

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  • Robert Larkins 2 years ago

    Should have gone to trade school

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  • Wolfgangtritone 2 years ago

    If you got debt, you deserve it.

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  • rainbowphoenix 6 2 years ago

    Garnishing SS…that’s just horrible. This should not be allowed. :/

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  • worDAY 2 years ago

    THIS IS ALL DONE BY DESIGN ON PURPOSE. THIS WAS NOT A MISTAKE OR AN UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCE. AMERICA.

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  • Sam Sham 2 years ago

    Please talk about Gain of Function research that’s happening right now with tax payer money

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  • Paul Thomas 2 years ago

    What is even scarier is if the debt is inherited such that if the deceased’s assets in this sketch all went to Brent, and debt still remained, if that debt could be legally inherited by his nearest family members somehow. While improbable, Im sure, it wouldnt surprise me if the federal government creates laws for that in our lifetimes

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  • Tess Smith 2 years ago

    Tragic

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  • Branden Gosse 2 years ago

    I use the GI Bill but still agree with student loan forgiveness. I’m not one of those “I got mine so F you all” type of people. No one should struggle their entire life owing money to someone. Yet paying off everyone’s student debt loan sounds like giving trillions more to the corporations who loaned the money in the first place. They’re already wealthy off the interest.

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  • Frawriest 2 years ago

    What’s 2 more trillion compared to the 30 trillion we are already in debt for? Maybe that’s that’s real issue

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  • Kell Harris 2 years ago

    America has socialism for the rich. F the rest of us.

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  • Todd Hansen 2 years ago

    Unpopular opinion: debt is debt. A loan is a loan. You signed up for it. It’s yours.

    You want to cap or even cancel the interest? Fine. But using my money to pay for your failure to understand the basics of return on investment is insane. I’m not footing the bill for your degree in a jobless field. That’s on you.

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  • Ana Maria Guadayol 2 years ago

    I was a professor and an advisor at one of the largest colleges in the country. You have no idea how often I advised my students not to take on debt and to apply for one of the thousands of scholarships that are available. Those who paid attention to me graduated without debt — those who didn’t will be paying for the rest of their lives. The sad thing is that so many scholarships only require a passing 2.0 GPA to pay; some don’t have an income requirement; some of them are given at random from their applicants. Unfortunately, getting a scholarship requires students to apply and do some often minimal work — therein lies the problem.

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  • Jebidiah Kerman 2 years ago

    This kids is why we get EU citizenship!

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