The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders
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 …
Why It’s So Hard to Regulate Payday Lenders
Co-published with The New Yorker. Georgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.
Let’s Put Public Debt on Trial
Co-published with VICE. Wall Street lends money to cities with giant strings attached. The result? An endless cycle of layoffs and slashed spending.