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Author: Christina Fisanick
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2009, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines both sides of the issues surrounding consumer debt, from attitudes towards debt and responsible debt management to national debt and resolving debt problems.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Debt.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2009, c2010
(OCoLC)768191398
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Fisanick
ISBN: 9780737742022 073774202X 9780737742039 0737742038 9780737743777 0737743778
OCLC Number: 425960083
Description: 200 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. What are some attitudes toward debt? --
Going into debt can be a good financial choice / Tom Allen --
Going into debt is a bad financial choice / USA Today (magazine) --
It is possible to live debt free / Leslie E. Royale --
Living debt-free is not always possible / USA Today (magazine) --
Debtors should be more conscientious toward creditors / Michelle Singletary --
Creditors should be more conscientious toward debtors / Brian Alderson --
ch. 2. Do some people struggle to manage debt responsibly? --
Young people should have credit cards / Jonathan Burton --
Young people should not have credit cards / Carolyn M. Brown --
Class, as well as race, contributes to frivolous spending / Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania --
Racism is responsible for the minority debt crisis, not excessive spending / David Crockett --
Women are more likely to struggle with finances than men / Sandra Guy --
Men are more likely to struggle with finances than women / Bob Ellis --
ch. 3. Does the U.S. government manage debt responsibly? --
The U.S. economy is failing because it is debt-based / Steven Lachance --
The U.S. economy is failing because it is credit-based / Andrew Leonard --
The U.S. government should encourage people to take on new debt / Nathalie Martin --
The U.S. government should discourage excessive consumption / Shepherd Bliss --
The United States exploits borrowing by developing countries / Saul Kanowitz --
The United States has become overly indebted by lending money to developing countries / J. R. Dieckmann --
ch. 4. How can debt problems be solved? --
Declaring bankruptcy can help families start over / Laura Cohn --
Declaring bankruptcy can destroy families / Alison Smith-Squire --
Joining the military is an effective way to pay off student loans / Janet Kidd Stewart --
Military recruiters use loan forgiveness to target students / Ron Jacobs --
Micro-loans can be the solution to developing countries' economies / Mark Skousen --
Micro-loans will hinder developing countries' economies / Josh Kearns.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Christina Fisanick, book editor.

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Examines both sides of the issues surrounding consumer debt, from attitudes towards debt and responsible debt management to national debt and resolving debt problems.

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