All student debt in the US, visualized


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  • Vox
    Vox   3 weeks back

    Go behind-the-scenes on how producer Alvin Chang created the data viz for this video with our Video Lab Extra:

    • jimbo macaroni
      jimbo macaroni  3 weeks back

      no but actually, give yourselves a pat on the back for this vid and many others, the graphics are smooth and amazing

    • jimbo macaroni
      jimbo macaroni  3 weeks back


  • Doodelay
    Doodelay  2 days back

    Bernie 2020

    • Gabriel Esbensen
      Gabriel Esbensen  3 days back

      In Denmark we get paid.

      • AS C
        AS C  5 days back

        You take the pay back....why should others pay ....and what about those students who didn't take the loan.

        • Jack Roberts
          Jack Roberts  6 days back

          why cancel the debt? that doesn't solve the problem just make education free and help the future generations.

          • Pixel Martyr
            Pixel Martyr  1 weeks back

            Don't listen to Elizabeth Warren. She's a beer drinking Native American. And a bullshitter.

            • Pixel Martyr
              Pixel Martyr  1 weeks back

              The white dots. The people who didn't go to college. Don't count them out as not contributing to the problem. Many of them can be thought of as contributors who helped bring on the 2008 housing and financial crisis which led to long term unemployment for many of us forced into student loan debt.

              • Kyle !!!
                Kyle !!!  1 weeks back

                I have an idea don’t get a worthless degree that cost 80k to get

                • Mark Le
                  Mark Le  2 weeks back

                  I'm bouta be broke in 2 months.

                  • linuxbeast
                    linuxbeast  2 weeks back

                    Usually your videos are better than this. First of all, 23,000 a year in household income is not "middle class." Second of all, what is the point of this video? It goes nowhere, does no analysis, and is honestly below your usual standards

                    • Jairo Medina
                      Jairo Medina  3 weeks back

                      The government should go after Colleges and Universities, and cap on how much they charge students. If they do that, then people won't have to borrow as much money to get a higher education.

                      • Tp L
                        Tp L  3 weeks back

                        Let's stop pretending we don't know what the cause is to this debt crisis🙄Will financial aid ever cover the full cost of housing? NO, PROBABLY NEVER😒then why bother applying for it? 🧐Look, let's get real here....the real reason why everyone has so much debt is because of not covering housing cost,,,,,which means students must work a part time job to make ends meet,,meaning,,🙄,it forces them to only be able to attend school part-time...🤨 everyone knows time⏳is money 💰 part timers attend longer,,the life of the loan = higher debts.....😐Time for this nonsense to STOP!🖐️ Wanna fix the problem,,then provide more housing....😐and don't make the excuse that there isn't anywhere to build on campus housing,,,why not get rid of all of those football fields taking up space and move that somewhere else.....🙄that doesn't have to be on campus grounds .....STOP MAKING EXCUSES!🤥

                        • Mr Wonderful
                          Mr Wonderful  3 weeks back

                          You deserve your debt. Your debt is NOT EVERYONE ELSE'S PROBLEM

                          • Xantteboy
                            Xantteboy  3 weeks back

                            Free school here

                            • jessie christopher lapinid

                              The problem really is the high cost of college education

                              • MarkOF Anarchy
                                MarkOF Anarchy  3 weeks back


                                • Cong Nguyen
                                  Cong Nguyen  3 weeks back

                                  Paying 40k for an art degreee I'd no one's fault but your own

                                  • FIGHTFANNERD9.I'm Gay for Moonbin

                                    diversity will make it better

                                    • Travis Allred
                                      Travis Allred  4 weeks back

                                      didn't visualize all the people who paid off their loans early...

                                      • Oskar Schewak
                                        Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                        The government economical garrantees have make it unafordable, no more Government intervention

                                        • Mario L
                                          Mario L  4 weeks back

                                          Can these politicians also pay off my mortgage since I don't have student loan debt? Banks are also ripping us off with interest. I'll vote for them if they pay off my mortgage!

                                          • Oskar Schewak
                                            Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                            @Mario L Yes, I understand your point too, and even is more economical strategic paying your mortgage and much Better to the economy and even I am changing my opinión right now, Russia made something like that in the 90' but it has to be progressive because right now, its delicated

                                          • Mario L
                                            Mario L  4 weeks back

                                            @Oskar Schewak doesn't that apply to student debts too? I am just saying since these politicians are into the paying off debts business might as well help us with mortgages. A mortgage is more than a student loan and it is also more interest than a student loan and for a longer term than a student loan so why not pay off mortgages instead of student loans? Don't get me wrong, I get your point and I agree that it is my responsibility just as those that have student loan debt but since they are willing to pay it off.....

                                          • Oskar Schewak
                                            Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                            @Mario L So, Better pay it yourself, because Imagine what will cost to all of us if we try to pay every mortgage, even only with the student debt is unafordable and you want more, the US gov has 21 Trillion debt and they can't even pay the interest, this can cause something like 2008 or worse, is Better that you pay your own responsabilities instead of paying everyone with your money

                                          • Mario L
                                            Mario L  4 weeks back

                                            @Oskar Schewak I pay my mortgage by taxes? Last time I checked I pay with my hard earned money every month for the past 10 years. Still another 20 years to go. If politicians are in the "paying off debt business" then they should also include mortgage.

                                          • Oskar Schewak
                                            Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                            You pay your mortgage by taxes anyway, so why dont you pay it for yourself and let the Taxes be spend in other important things

                                        • Marcus J
                                          Marcus J  4 weeks back

                                          How many of those kids had a gun pointed at their heads forcing them to go to college?

                                          • Oskar Schewak
                                            Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                            Well maybe its because the 2008 crisis

                                        • Angela Martin
                                          Angela Martin  4 weeks back

                                          If you still don’t realize this, let me tell you: America is run by Corporations. It’s riddled with old money. Nobody cares about the middle and lower classes.

                                          • Oskar Schewak
                                            Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                            Exactly because they are the ones who have to take care of themselves, Capitalism has improved our way of life much Better than Cuba, África or latín América, even the most poor citizen here is more richer than middle class in other regions, its not perfect it has his backgrounds but they, the pure capitailst make your day Better wanting your money

                                        • StarWarsIndiana
                                          StarWarsIndiana  4 weeks back

                                          I feel like the statement that cancelling the debt would have no impact on those other people is false, as now the people with debt would have more money to spend monthly. I'm sure that would positively impact at least a portion of those who didn't go to college.

                                          • bcgrote
                                            bcgrote  4 weeks back

                                            Sure, write off their debt, then 1099 them on their taxes for that year! Great idea!

                                            • DayChan Taylor
                                              DayChan Taylor  1 months back

                                              Vote for Andrew Yang. UBI helps everyone not just a selected group.

                                              • jon meyerpeter
                                                jon meyerpeter  1 months back

                                                what we should be asking is? what would happen to the people who loaned the money

                                                • Aveek kumar Sharma
                                                  Aveek kumar Sharma  4 weeks back

                                                  Writing off loans mean that the government will repay all the loans.

                                              • FAST///M3
                                                FAST///M3  1 months back

                                                😢😢😢😢😢I feel so bad for people who pulled student loans. Actually I do not. I have pulled a student loan and I paid it off. I did not expect to make a lot of money once I finished school but I lived and continue to live within my means.

                                                • 濱爆発
                                                  濱爆発  1 months back

                                                  If America cancel student debt, someone must suffer a lose. Why no one care about them?

                                                  • Nate d90
                                                    Nate d90  1 months back

                                                    Sold my soul to the Navy to finish my BA, while already in debt $20k. Got my degree and also got a fun diagnosis for PTSD. Lost my diploma in a move and have to pay $75 for new one, plus shipping. MERICA!!!

                                                    • Nate d90
                                                      Nate d90  3 days back

                                                      Oskar Schewak that 20k was only for the first 2 years, with lots of scholarships. Had I not dropped out and literally lost 4 years to the navy, it would’ve been 80k. Those scholarships and grants phase out. We need affordable higher education. An educated public acts, votes, and does better things smarter. It’s all about the common good. And there needs to be a push on vocational education. Make it cheap and accessible. We all can’t be academics. Education, in all its components, need to be accessible to everyone.

                                                    • Oskar Schewak
                                                      Oskar Schewak  4 weeks back

                                                      You really have luck, 20k debt?, its Easy to pay it

                                                  • AK216gaming
                                                    AK216gaming  1 months back

                                                    Or you could live in West Virginia. Where you get about 1/3 of your college paid for in state, as long as you have like a 4.0 and maintain a 3.4

                                                    • Cerebral Caustic
                                                      Cerebral Caustic  1 months back

                                                      CalPers has a trillion dollar pension liability. Do a video on how unionized public sector workers are bleeding the state dry.

                                                      • H Toner
                                                        H Toner  1 months back

                                                        Should credit card debt be forgiven also? Maybe even pay for my car....why not my house. Here is a concept....if you don't want to pay for college then don't go to college.

                                                        • Alec Collinsworth
                                                          Alec Collinsworth  1 months back

                                                          You could have just explained that it is about the fundamental argument that higher education should be taxpayer funded just as basic education is, because it is becoming increasingly necessary in a modern economy. They want to make higher education tuition-free, so the fair thing to do for those that have already taken out loans, and have been working for years to pay them off, is to forgive their debt. Why force people to continue to pay debts that no one else will have to pay from that point on? Especially when those debts are crippling for those that have to deal with them.

                                                          • doof
                                                            doof  1 months back

                                                            Well just don't get a loan

                                                            • microesfera100
                                                              microesfera100  1 months back

                                                              the problem is easy, do not get them the loan,

                                                              • J Socks
                                                                J Socks  1 months back

                                                                Maybe, just maybe people shouldn’t go to college. We all know a huge majority of people go to college to party and for the experience. If you can’t afford the loan and know that the job you will apply for wouldn’t pay enough to pay it off, don’t go to college. Or go to a community college, or trade school, or some other on the job training.

                                                                • Financial Clinic
                                                                  Financial Clinic  1 months back

                                                                  If politicians cancel student debt, I will go out right now and borrow $100,000

                                                                  • Trevor Thibodeaux
                                                                    Trevor Thibodeaux  1 months back

                                                                    Why not promote trade school with the same enthusiasm as College?

                                                                    • Samy Bouzaglo
                                                                      Samy Bouzaglo  1 months back

                                                                      Son: Dad why do I need to apply for student loan?
                                                                      Dad: So you can go to college
                                                                      Son: Why do I need to go to college?
                                                                      Dad: So you can get a good job
                                                                      Son: Why do I need to get a good job?
                                                                      Dad: So you can pay off your student loan

                                                                      • Danijel Mornarić
                                                                        Danijel Mornarić  4 weeks back

                                                                        Samy Bouzaglo why not actually parent and say “get a degree in medicine or stem at an affordable university with scholarships you earned” “why?” “So you can do better for your kids and set them up better”

                                                                    • PGB
                                                                      PGB  1 months back

                                                                      Im a tax payer, and don’t have a problem with it
                                                                      It’s good to pay for young people to get education. It’s a very good investment for all of us.
                                                                      I m a European. We think that a educated population is a benefit for the society
                                                                      We pay you study

                                                                      • Alex Johannes
                                                                        Alex Johannes  1 months back

                                                                        I don't understand why it's always framed as negative that Bernie wants to cancel all debt and offer free college to all Americans. I don't think we need to be taxing the rich more and the cut them out on the benefits. That's just not the sort of country I want; I want free college and universal healthcare for Americans full stop

                                                                        • biff binford
                                                                          biff binford  1 months back

                                                                          You AGREED to the debt, PAY back your loan.

                                                                          • Thomas Rebotier
                                                                            Thomas Rebotier  1 months back

                                                                            Free higher education paid for by taxing the workers who did not enjoy it seems a bit unfair. Benefits could be extended to all kinds of vocational training, it would reduce the number of f-ckees. Or alter the taxation system to make only successful graduates pay for all.

                                                                            • Big John
                                                                              Big John  1 months back

                                                                              Just put a cap on how much you can charge for different kinds of education

                                                                              • Kyle Albrecht
                                                                                Kyle Albrecht  1 months back

                                                                                So you want me to feel bad for people that choose to go to school and acquire an amount debt that is less than the average car loan. Well I don't. Shut up and pay for what you signed up for

                                                                                • MineWit
                                                                                  MineWit  1 months back

                                                                                  imagine goverment giving away the 1.6 trilion dollars to each student in college

                                                                                  • Nelson Swanberg
                                                                                    Nelson Swanberg  1 months back

                                                                                    When you borrow money for college you better make sure you study something that gives you the ability to pay it back.