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America’s debt crisis and the fall of the middle class for your research paper

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, viewers of the HBO television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver saw the comedian forgive $15 million in medical expenses debt that his company had acquired from creditors. His grandiose stunt was the high point on a commentary about America’s debt crisis.

Don't turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

Don’t turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

How much debt is America in? About 1.5 million households filed bankruptcy in the last year, making bankruptcy as common as college graduation and divorce. America’s debt crisis is a topic crying out for an in-depth research paper. Read more

How net neutrality, John Oliver crashed FCC website

Although the Internet has really only been a part of our lives for the last 25 years, it is hard to remember a time when it wasn’t ubiquitous and available to all. A debate is raging, however, over net neutrality which would allow Internet Service Providers to dramatically change the quality and price of access to the Web.

The result of comedian John Oliver telling Internet trolls to comment on net neutrality directly to the FCC. (Credit: twitter.com/fcc)

The result of comedian John Oliver telling Internet trolls to comment on net neutrality directly to the FCC. (Credit: twitter.com/fcc)

The host of the HBO series, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” John Oliver asked on the June 1, 2014, show for viewers to contact the FCC website to protest any changes in net neutrality. They did so in droves, causing the site to crash. Read more