Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease TrapOctober 2014
Leaders took on forty-year debt to pay for short-term stuff, a case study in the perverse incentives tobacco bonds create.
Paul Kiel: USA Discounters Responds to ProPublicaJuly 2014
The company says ProPublica “inaccurately” portrayed its policies regarding military customers, but cites no errors.
Jessica Pishko: The Price of FreedomJune 2014
Class in America: In today's debtor's prisons, incarceration is expensive and starting over is nearly impossible.
Paul Kiel: Protecting Soldiers from Predatory LendingJune 2014
To protect service members, the Defense Department plans broad ban on high-cost loans.
Paul Kiel: To Dodge Law, High-Cost Lender Offers Cash for FreeSeptember 2013
Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.
Paul Kiel: Whack-a-MoleAugust 2013
When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.
Paul Kiel & Mitchell Hartman: Soldiers Defeated by DebtMay 2013
Federal law is supposed to protect service members from predatory lending, but many military personnel are trapped in high-interest debt.
Robert Reich: Public Debt and Economic GrowthApril 2013
Government should fuel growth by spending more—at least in the short run.
Marian Wang: Course LoadApril 2013
The growing burden of college fees.
Robert Reich: Why Consumers are Bummed OutJanuary 2013
Profits are high, wages are low, and the imbalance can’t last.
Robert Reich: The Hoax of Entitlement ReformJanuary 2013
Cutting entitlements ignores the real problems behind the deficit.
Robert Reich: The Ongoing WarJanuary 2013
After the battle over the cliff, the battle over the debt ceiling.
Avi Kramer: The Fine PrintNovember 2012
To get Internet access in my apartment I had to give up my legal rights.
You probably did too.
Andrew Ross: The Debt Resistor’s Operations ManualNovember 2012
Natasha Lewis speaks with Strike Debt member, professor, and author Andrew Ross.
Andy Kroll: The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher EducationOctober 2012
Back to $chool: College is the past, prison is the future.
Rebecca Solnit and David Graeber on anarchism as a problem-solving tool, the return of debtors' prisons, and why communism is ingrained in capitalism