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Predatory Lender or 'Premier' Chain of Career Colleges?

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell held a conference call discussing the Department's plans for debt relief for Corinthian College students as well as to discuss holding other predatory schools accountable.

Jesus Drove Usurers From The Temple. We Allow 500-percent Interest Payday Loans. Where Are The Christians?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

First, let's start with the good (if you can really call it that) news: A trail of money that began with triple-digit loans to troubled New Yo...

Sacred Economics vs. Financial Tyranny

Kabir Helminski | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Jesus threw the banksters out of the temple and proposed the forgiving of debts. People of good faith must try to understand this system of debt-enslavement and organize to end it.

Psalm 15: God's Tent Rules

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

There are no exact parallels between the Lord's tent rules and those of group camping, but there's a similarity in how both sets apply to community life. Both sets of rules are intended to place limits on one's personal behavior so the whole community can live together in harmony and everyone can benefit.

Indentured Servitude for Seniors: Social Security Garnished for Student Debts

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

U.S. taxpayers now pay nearly half a trillion dollars annually to finance our federal debt. By financing the debt itself rather than paying interest to private parties, the government could divert what it would have paid in interest into tuition, jobs, infrastructure and social services.

Usury Is Alive And Well

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The emergence of practices like "payday" and "predatory" lending deserve the scrutiny of religious leaders and people of faith.

Alabama's Largest City Looks For Alternatives To Payday Lenders

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

The biggest city in Alabama is putting its payday lenders on notice. Bankers and community leaders in Birmingham, Alabama met Thursday to discuss d...

Arizona PayDay Lenders Leave After Voters Boot High-Interest Loans

AP | MICHELLE PRICE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Another payday lending company's decision to leave the state shows the expiration of a law that allowed high-interest loans is working...

Greece: Is It the First Domino to Fall?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The Grecian revolt may prove to be the forerunner of similar events in Spain, Portugal, and across Europe. Our own Tea Party activism may be an intuitive awakening of people who feel it in their gut that something is not quite right.

'Move Those Dollars': Anti-Usury Campaign Shares Principles With Move Your Money (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may have sounded like music to the ears of Move Your Money proponents. Chants of "move those dollars" and "move that money" rang out last week i...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dems Who Voted To Break Up Megabanks 2 Weeks Ago NOW Vote To Protect Their High Credit Card Rates | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Of all the financial reform rules debated in the past few weeks, few would have impacted as many consumers as the one championed by Sen. Sheldon White...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Get in Touch With Your Inner Savvy Businessman

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Note to men: unless your wife has a paying job or a trust fund, you'll want to get rid of her and all other dead weight. As you become more savvy, you'll probably want a brand new trophy wife.

How Barack Can Get His Groove Back

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

All President Obama needs to do to rally a substantial majority of the American people to his side is to make it clear that he is on their side and against their real enemies.

The Unwise Men's Gifts to Obama

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

'Tis the season for gift giving, and the President of the United States is in need of presents. Barack Obama could use some gifts to cheer him up and get his presidency back on track.

Obama Calls for An Extreme Makeover of Our Culture: Are the Credit Card Companies Listening? [Updated]

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In The Divine Comedy Dante assigned usurers to the seventh circle of hell. The Senate obviously needs a refresher course -- since it overwhelming voted down Bernie Sanders' measure that would cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent.

Let's Try Something Different This Time

Saul Segan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

Love is the most powerful remedial force in our universe -- it may come across sounding "corny" but I think in our tenuous day and age, this world might do well with a little more corn.

The Consequences of (Yet Again) Failing to Stand Up to the Banks

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

Does anyone wonder why consumer spending dropped again? Would you borrow at 20% to 40% to buy anything other than food or pay for housing?

This Week in Magazines: A Jihad on Behalf of Usury Laws, An "Idiot's Guide to Pakistan," and The Agenda for K Street's Trout Lobbyists

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Geithner and Summers don't mention ancient Babylonia in addressing the financial crisis. But Chicago attorney Thomas Geoghegan sure does in Harper's "Infinite Debt."

A Forerunner of Credit Card Debt Helped Spawn the Revolutionary War

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Russ Wellen

Even George Washington had reasons other than unadulterated fealty to Lady Liberty for rejecting foreign rule. In fact, what galvanized him was the 18th century version of credit card debt.

Credit Card Firms Back In Hot Seat

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Longtime supporters of credit card reform have a new weapon in their rhetorical arsenal: the $700 billion Wall Street bailout. "The big banks got bil...