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Shortchanged: life and debt in the fringe economy

Author: Karger, Howard Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 252 p. : Graphs ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1576753360Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HG179 .K37 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


Shortchanged Preface ix Acknowledgments xix Part I OVERVIEW OF THE FRINGEECONOMY 1 America's Changing Fringe Economy 3 2 Why the Fringe Economy Is Growing 17 3 Debt and the Functionally Poor Middle Class 29 Part II THE FRINGESECTORS 4 The C r e l t Card Industry 41 5 Storefront Loans: Pawnshops, Payday Loans, and Tax Refund Lenders 65 6 Alternative Services: Check-Cashers, the Rent-to-Own Industry, and Telecommunications 87 7 Fringe Housing 109 8 Real Estate Speculation and Foreclosure 129 9 The Fringe Auto Industry 145 10 The Getting-Out-of-Debt Industry 173 Part Ill LOOKING FORWARD 11 What Can Be Done to Control the Fringe Economy? Glossary 215 Notes 218 Index 237 About the Author 249 197

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