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The Resource Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)

Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)

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Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy
Title
Shortchanged
Title remainder
life and debt in the fringe economy
Statement of responsibility
Howard Karger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karger, Howard Jacob
Dewey number
332.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A BK currents book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Working class
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Financial services industry
  • Debt
Label
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Contents
pt. I. Overview of the fringe economy -- 1. America's changing fringe economy -- 2. Why the fringe economy is growing -- 3. Debt and the functionally poor middle class -- pt. II. The fringe sectors -- 4. The credit card industry -- 5. Storefront loans : pawnshops, payday loans, and tax refund lenders -- 6. Alternative services : check-cashers, the rent-to-own industry, and telecommunications -- 7. Fringe housing -- 8. Real estate speculation and foreclosure -- 9. The fringe auto industry -- 10. The getting-out-of-debt industry -- pt. III. Looking forward -- 11. What can be done to control the fringe economy? -- Glossary
Control code
ocn297961692
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605098777
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)297961692
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Contents
pt. I. Overview of the fringe economy -- 1. America's changing fringe economy -- 2. Why the fringe economy is growing -- 3. Debt and the functionally poor middle class -- pt. II. The fringe sectors -- 4. The credit card industry -- 5. Storefront loans : pawnshops, payday loans, and tax refund lenders -- 6. Alternative services : check-cashers, the rent-to-own industry, and telecommunications -- 7. Fringe housing -- 8. Real estate speculation and foreclosure -- 9. The fringe auto industry -- 10. The getting-out-of-debt industry -- pt. III. Looking forward -- 11. What can be done to control the fringe economy? -- Glossary
Control code
ocn297961692
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605098777
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)297961692
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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