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States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

By Russ Castronovo (Editor), Susan Gillman (Editor)

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What Can Be Done Right Now to Fix the Legal System for Debt Collection

America’s out-of-date, unfair laws for collecting debts could be dramatically improved through these simple steps.

Posted on Oct 11, 2015 READ MORE



Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection and Allow Collectors to Seize a Fourth of Their Wages

Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 READ MORE



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A Safe and a Shotgun or Publicly Owned Banks? The Battle of Cyprus

For now, the government of Cyprus has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed levy on bank deposits as a condition for a European bailout. But if technocrat bankers can push through their confiscation scheme, precedent will be established for doing it elsewhere when bank bailouts become prohibitive for governments.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE


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