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Land of the fee : hidden costs and the decline of the American middle class

Author: Devin Fergus
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Debt stands between millions of Americans and their dreams: owning a home, paying off a car, going to college, and finding a good job. Land of the Fee exposes the hidden system of predatory charges that are often waived for the wealthy and enforced on the middle class. The new normal, hidden fees unfairly keep millions of Americans from their hard-earned money"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devin Fergus
ISBN: 9780199970162 0199970165
OCLC Number: 1047575569
Description: xiv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: House money : the story of subprime in three acts --
Tax eaters : the origins of the student debt bubble --
Driving while broke : how auto insurance drives the wealth gap --
Shadow bankers and the great wage stagnation : the story of payday lending.
Other Titles: Hidden costs and the decline of the American middle class
Responsibility: Devin Fergus.

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Land of the Fee exposes the barely visible system of fees that pervades everyday life in America, and explores how this system has shaped wealth inequality in contemporary America.  Read more...

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