Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.-How the Working Poor Became Big Business

Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.-How the Working Poor Became Big Business

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For most people, the Great Crash of 2008 has meant troubling times. Not so for those in the flourishing poverty industry, for whom the economic woes spell an opportunity to expand and grow. These mercenary entrepreneurs have taken advantage of an era of deregulation to devise high-priced products to sell to the credit-hungry working poor, including the instant tax refund and the payday loan. In the process they've created an industry larger than the casino business… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (June 08, 2010)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 565 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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