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Entries by Don McNay from 06/2010

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

| Posted 06.01.2010 | Books

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards (VIDEO)

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Business

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they are smarter than the credit card game. It reminds me of people who are trying to outfox casinos.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Media

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Why Term Limits Don't Work

| Posted 06.13.2010 | Politics

Like much of America, I'm down on professional politicians. I'm tired of people getting in office to line their pockets, suck up to lobbyists and constantly run for re-election.

Gambling in Greater Cincinnati and Lotteries (VIDEO)

| Posted 06.14.2010 | Business

The video talks about the history of gambling in Greater Cincinnati and the author's connection to the subject. It also talks about the death of a Lakeland, Florida lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.

Sentencing Kids to "Life or Meth"

| Posted 06.19.2010 | Impact

"People don't you understand, the child needs a helping hand." - Elvis Presley. I walked by a car in a parking lot that had a sticker on it that...

The Debt Relief Rip-Off

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Business

Desperate people want to believe it's true. They want to believe that there are companies that can easily get rid of their credit card debt. More often than not, they are deeply disappointed.

Wall Street Journal Review Touts "Legalized Loan Sharks"

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Business

Despite what the Wall Street Journal says, Broke USA is an even-handed look at the poverty industry. A little even-handedness would have gone a long way in the Wall Street Journal's review.