In the Headlines: Personal and Public Debt: From Student Loans to National Debt, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822167
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822168
  • DDC: 336.340973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Student loans. Medical bills. Mortgages. The national deficit. Debt touches so many parts of American life, from the individual citizen to the United States as a whole. A complex issue, debt can be alternately beneficial, such as when building credit, or it can do irreparable damage to a person's credit score, housing prospects, lifestyle, and more. The articles collected in this volume trace the issues that affect students, consumers, corporate entities, and the nation when it comes to addressing and managing debt. Media literacy questions and terms aid readers in assessing news coverage of the topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Student Loan Debt Crisis.
2: Medical Debt, Insurance and the Government’s Role.
3: Mortgages, Consumer Debt and Collection.
4: Corporate Debt.
5: National Debt.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.