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The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

Susie Cagle

FEATURES

Co-published with The Nation. Over 800,000 furloughed workers missed two paychecks during the most recent government shutdown. And credit unions, banks, and finance companies reaped the rewards.

Preying on the Poor

Preying on the Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Huffington Post. The poor aren't too tempting to thieves individually, but in aggregate they provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them.