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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A brief history of the business of poverty; who makes money, how it is made, and what the effects of that business are on individuals, businesses, communities, and government. If you've ever wondered ... Read full review

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As Publisher's Weekly says, a "superb expose" of the misery business: all those businesses like payday lenders and check cashers and rent-to-own purveyors who collectively make billions off the working poor.

Review: Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business

User Review  - Debra Daniels-zeller - Goodreads

Payday loans, rent-to-own centers and pawn shops in working poor neighborhoods,built to exploit the working class is the focus of this well-researched book. It's a compelling subject in the aftermath ... Read full review

Review: Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Gary Rivlin has written an interesting book about poverty and the businesses that have arisen to feed on it. He tells compelling stories, and he profiles the people who own and run these businesses ... Read full review

Review: Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

This book gave me an opportunity to explore a topic I hadn't been able to think about deeply, the various ways in which we have made a business out of providing financing to the poor or high risk. It ... Read full review

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