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Quick cash : the story of the loan shark

Author: Robert Mayer
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2010.
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In this intriguing and accessible book, Mayer presents the history of payday lending using the colorful (and sometimes criminal) city of Chicago as a case in point. With an eye to the future, Mayer also aptly assesses the consequences of high-interest lending - both for the people who borrow at such steep prices and for society as a whole.-publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mayer
ISBN: 9780875804309 0875804306
OCLC Number: 609304077
Description: viii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The origin of the species --
Grinding the tooth of usury --
A profusion of species --
The migration of the sharks --
The slipperiest fish --
Culling the shiver of sharks.
Responsibility: Robert Mayer.

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In this intriguing and accessible book, Mayer presents the history of payday lending using the colorful (and sometimes criminal) city of Chicago as a case in point. With an eye to the future, Mayer also aptly assesses the consequences of high-interest lending - both for the people who borrow at such steep prices and for society as a whole.-publisher description.

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The early historical chapters, which focus on American in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, are a tour de force in original source material and factual documentation. There is not currently Read more...

 
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