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Connect with other graduates going through the same thing. Share your story. Get involved. We’ll keep you updated on this website and our facebook page. Tell us what you think. You can email us at Let us know what you think, or tell us about you and what you are going through. We want to bring attention to this issue. You aren’t alone! We look forward to hearing from you.


Your generation is bearing the brunt of the troubled economy through no fault of your own. Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren has said your generation is starting “its economic race 50 yard behind the starting line.” Again, through no fault of your own. Part of being an informed consumer is being an active citizen. What can you do to learn about the human-created forces that shaped Generation Debt? Because they are human-made, they can be re-shaped or reformed.

Get Active. Connect. Share. Do something to bring about positive change.

Below is a list of some resources that may be of interest to you. Of course, some of these organizations have distinctive political points of view, and we want to be clear with you that listing them here is not intended as an endorsement of those views. The materials below are a starting point to use to become a better informed citizen.

Organizations working on student debt or debt issues:

Documentaries about the economy and finance

  • Default: this one focuses on student debt
  • Inside Job
  • Inside the Meltdown
  • Money Power and Wall Street
  • The Warning
  • Life and Debt
  • Commanding Heights – The Battle for the World Economy
  • The Ascent of Money
  • Breaking the Bank
  • Trader

Books about the financial crisis/recession:

  • All the Devils are Here by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
  • I.O.U. by John Lanchester
  • Griftopia by Matt Taibbi
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin

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