@Freddie DeBoer Don't disagree. But I don't think Choire's project here is creating an accurate picture of student debt; it's poking (pretty legit) holes in the Brookings study as reported by Leonhardt. Leonhardt's piece makes frequent reference to changes over "the last two decades," but a sample that goes up to age 40 can't really demonstrate much change over time.
@Freddie DeBoer ""This is literally not at all a study of college graduates of the last five years, or even ten years"
Where are you getting that? It includes people in the age range from 20-30, which undoubtedly covers college graduates from the last 5-10 years."
Yeah, but his point is that by including another ten years worth of people, you've skewed the sample away from getting meaningful info about very recent changes.
@117873389@twitter This jumped out at me too. Choire should fix. Piece is great otherwise.
but nobody besides me seems to have read that far.
but now someone has offered me space to write something different!
and that last paragraph is particularly detestable, given the rents hipsters pay and the anecdotal-but-really-pretty-common prevalence of family money among the "hipsters."
ugh please stop posting these sad little pieces that defend the author's residency in brooklyn. this kind of thing was tired when it was in the high school newspaper.