Josh Mitchell, Author of The Debt Trap

Wednesday, August 18 - 7:00 PM

On Wednesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with acclaimed Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell, author of The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe. Kirkus Reviews calls this book “An alarming study of an economic crisis long in the making, and entirely avoidable.” 

Ever since 1982, the student loan industry that Sallie Moe and Congress created has blown up into a crisis that has submerged a generation of Americans into $1.5 trillion in student debt. Mitchell tells the untold story of the scandals, scams, predatory actors, and government malpractice that have created the behemoth that one of its original architects called a “monster.” 

Mitchell?is a reporter in the Washington bureau of?The Wall Street Journal, writing about the economy and higher education. In 2016, the Education Writers Association named him the nation’s top education beat reporter among large publications, calling his reporting “unique, comprehensive, illuminating, and a must-read for policy makers, prospective and current college students, and their parents.”  

Copies of The Debt Trap will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.  

If you have any questions, please email or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

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Hudson Library & Historical Society

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


(330) 653-6658
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