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As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America

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Bankruptcy in America is a booming business. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans each year have joined giant corporations, like Johns Manville and Continental Airlines, and once-wealthy individuals, like John Connally, in filing for bankruptcy. Is this dramatic growth a result of mushrooming debt--consumer debt and consumer bankruptcy have both more than doubled si ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 16th 1989 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Jennifer
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a landmark study of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy when it was released in 1990. Because it uses statistics from the early 1980's, the dollar figures are out of date today, but it remains interesting. I would be interested to see whether and how the explosion of consumer credit since the 80's might alter the results of a similar study today.
Doris
Jun 01, 2019 added it
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I requested As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America on interloan from MeL and received a copy from the Library of Michigan. I did not finish reading it. I have read several other popular (rather than scholarly) books that Elizabeth Warren has written or co-authored and I've become quite a fan of hers.
I was curious about As We Forgive Our Debtors because of a Washington Post article of May 7, 2019 which said that the findings about consumer bankruptcy in this book ha
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