The Resource Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)

Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)

Label
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy
Title
Shortchanged
Title remainder
life and debt in the fringe economy
Statement of responsibility
Howard Karger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drive through just about any low-income neighborhood and you're sure to see streets lined with pawnshops, check cashers, rent-to-own stores, payday and tax refund lenders, auto title pawns, and buy-here-pay-here used car lots. We're awash in "alternative financial services" directed at the poor and those with credit problems. Howard Karger describes this world as an economic Wild West, where just about any financial scheme that's not patently illegal is tolerated. Taking a hard look at this fringe economy, Karger shows that what seem to be small, independent storefront operations are actually page
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
332.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HC110.P6
  • HG178.33.U6
LC item number
  • K27 2005
  • K37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Freading eBooks
  • A BK currents book
Target audience
adult
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)
Label
Shortchanged : life and debt in the fringe economy, Howard Karger, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYwNTA5ODA1MA==
Publication
Distribution
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Related Items
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Overview of the fringe economy -- 1. America's changing fringe economy -- 2. Why the fringe economy is growing -- 3. Debt and the functionally poor middle class -- pt. II. The fringe sectors -- 4. The credit card industry -- 5. Storefront loans : pawnshops, payday loans, and tax refund lenders -- 6. Alternative services : check-cashers, the rent-to-own industry, and telecommunications -- 7. Fringe housing -- 8. Real estate speculation and foreclosure -- 9. The fringe auto industry -- 10. The getting-out-of-debt industry -- pt. III. Looking forward -- 11. What can be done to control the fringe economy? -- Glossary
Control code
ocn297961692
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9781605098050/LC.GIF&client=780-496-1833&type=xw12&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20f297961692
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'EPLMNA': 'https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1330499005'}
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605098050
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f297961692
  • (CaAE) f297961692

Library Locations

    • Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)Borrow it
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2V4, CA
      53.542897 -113.48975860000002
Processing Feedback ...