Tag: Debt

Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

October 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 ProPublica

July 2014

The company says ProPublica “inaccurately” portrayed its policies regarding military customers, but cites no errors.

Jessica Pishko: The Price of Freedom

June 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 Lending

June 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 Free

September 2013

Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.

Paul Kiel: Whack-a-Mole

August 2013

When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.

Paul Kiel & Mitchell Hartman: Soldiers Defeated by Debt

May 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 Growth

April 2013

Government should fuel growth by spending more—at least in the short run.

Marian Wang: Course Load

April 2013

The growing burden of college fees.

Robert Reich: Why Consumers are Bummed Out

January 2013

Profits are high, wages are low, and the imbalance can’t last.

Robert Reich: The Hoax of Entitlement Reform

January 2013

Cutting entitlements ignores the real problems behind the deficit.

Robert Reich: The Ongoing War

January 2013

After the battle over the cliff, the battle over the debt ceiling.

Avi Kramer: The Fine Print

November 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 Manual

November 2012

Natasha Lewis speaks with Strike Debt member, professor, and author Andrew Ross.

Andy Kroll: The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher Education

October 2012

Back to $chool: College is the past, prison is the future.


May 2012

Rebecca Solnit and David Graeber on anarchism as a problem-solving tool, the return of debtors' prisons, and why communism is ingrained in capitalism