BROKE, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.--How the Working Poor Became Big BusinessEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Using a couple of heroes and more than a few foils, journalist Rivlin (The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, 2001, etc.) dives into the dog-eat-dog world of Poverty, Inc.Amid the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, countless captains of the poverty industry continue to thrive on the measly paychecks of working-class citizens. Check cashers ... 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.