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Broke, USA : from pawnshops to Poverty, inc. : how the working poor became big business / Gary Rivlin.

Author/Creator:
Rivlin, Gary.
Edition:
1st Harper pbk.
Publication:
New York : Harper, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
358 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Working poor -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Summary:
"A unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries -- the business of poverty"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prologue, Tommy's angel
Check cashers of the world unite
The birth of the predatory lender
Going big
Confessions of a subprime lender
Freddie Rogers
The great payday land rush
Subprime city
An appetitive for subprime
No experience necessary
Same old faces
The great what-if
Public enemy number one
Past due
Maximizing share of wallet
Payday, the sequel
Dayton after dark
Borrowed time.
Notes:
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2010 by Harper Business"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John Lammey Stewart Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John Lammey Stewart Memorial Library Fund.
ISBN:
0061733202
9780061733208
Publisher no.:
99946276358
Web link:
The John Lammey Stewart Memorial Library Fund Home Page
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