HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It’s Garbage. “So let’s see: people with college debt saw their debt double, and also the number of those households with debt more than doubled. That is not exactly undermining this supposedly fake narrative of the increase of student debt! What’s more, the Times notes, tuition and fees at public colleges are up 50% in the last ten years.”