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Shortchanged

Life and Debt in the Fringe Economy

eBook - 2005
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Drive through just about any low-income neighborhood and you're sure to see streets lined with pawnshops, check cashers, rent-to-own stores, payday and tax refund lenders, auto title pawns, and buy-here-pay-here used car lots. We're awash in "alternative financial services" directed at the poor and those with credit problems. Howard Karger describes this world as an economic Wild West, where just about any financial scheme that's not patently illegal is tolerated. Taking a hard look at this fringe economy, Karger shows that what seem to be small, independent storefront operations are actually page.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler ; Berkeley, CA : Publishers Group West [distributor], Ă2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781283268721
1283268728
9781605098777
1605098779
9781609943882
1609943880
9781605098050
1605098051
9781576753361
1576753360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 252 pages) : illustrations

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