the huge debt incurred by young adults who took out loans to attend college has
become a key policy debate.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for example, recently announced proposed legislation to eliminate
student loan debt by taxing bonds and stocks.
the beginning of 2019, student loan debt was at an all-time high:
Over 44 million borrowers owed a total of $1.6 trillion. Student debt now is the
second-highest consumer debt category, after mortgage debt.