How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book]


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  • How the Other Half Banks
  • Mehrsa Baradaran
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  • 12 July 2019
  • 9780674286061

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Mehrsa Baradaran é 2 Free download Review How the Other Half Banks If one of your brethren becomes poor and falls into poverty among you then you shall help him You shall not lend him your money for usury Leviticus 25 35 37I should disclose right upfront that I know and am friends probably closer to acuaint

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] About five years ago I got my first introduction to the world of payday loans when as an ecclesiastical assignment I was asked to work with several individuals and families who were struggling with finances One of these families was making payments of 200 a month or so on a loan that had been taken out several years earlier I uickly calcul

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Mehrsa Baradaran é 2 Free download Free download × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free é Mehrsa Baradaran This book is an excellent primer on the history of banking in the United States as well as a compelling argument for a significant political proposal I read this book with a couple of different brains One was the brain of a girl who grew up middle class poor and experienced a lot of the instability Baradaran describes among the unbanked or working poor In my understanding of our family's struggles lack of credit was nev

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Review How the Other Half Banks This is an intriguing book and I was ready to give it high marks until the final chapter In fact for a general

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] BANKING AS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE I had no idea This book helped me understand both why payday lenderspredatory lending practices exist why their services are currently necessary but how we can better meet the banking needs of the poor without being exploitative I also understand the politics and reasoning behind the recent bank ba

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Free download × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free é Mehrsa Baradaran Review How the Other Half Banks Informative exploration of how the poor are forced to rely on abusive fringe lenders such as payday lenders and how lack of access to mainstream forms of credit ends up being extremely expensive Also has a good historical background on the ins

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] will have to read this eventually To repeat the credit union industry created to serve the poor now fought against a law reuiring it to serve the poor”And I have always favored Credit Unions due to their mandate to serve

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Review How the Other Half Banks Full review hereYou can’t get through Professor Baradaran’s book without becoming informed Over the last half decade or so a lot has been written about the financial crisis And Professor Baradaran has made a wo

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    Mehrsa Baradaran é 2 Free download How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] “There are payday loan store fronts than Starbuck and McDonalds combined”“The average payday borrower profile is a white woman who is divorced or separated does not have a college degree and is between twenty five and forty four years old”“The average unbanked family with an annual income of around 25000 spends about 2400 per year almost 10 percent of its income on financial transactions”This book can lull you with it

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    How the Other Half Banks [E–pub/E–book] Mehrsa Baradaran é 2 Free download Free download × PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free é Mehrsa Baradaran This book was really a greatly expanded law review article that followed the standard formula Introduction General Background Discussion of the Issue Proscription Fortunately knowing that allowed me to uickly skim through the general backgrou

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How the Other Half Banks

How the Other Half Banks Download · 2 Ility They abandoned less profitable low income customers in favor of wealthier clients and high yield investments Fringe lenders stepped in to fill the void This two tier banking system has become even uneual since the 2008 financial crisisBaradaran proposes a solution reenlisting the US Post Office in its historic function of providing bank services The post office played an important but largely forgotten role in the creation of American democracy and it could be deployed again to level the field of financial opportuni will have to read this eventually To repeat the credit union industry created to serve the poor now fought against a law reuiring it to serve the poor And I have always favored Credit Unions due to their mandate to serve

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How the Other Half Banks Download · 2 The United States has two separate banking systems today one serving the well to do and another exploiting everyone else How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American ineuality by highlighting one of its prime causes uneual credit Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population deserted by banks is forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check cashing services to cover emergency expenses and pay for necessities all thanks to deregulation that began in About five years ago I got my first introduction to the world of payday loans when as an ecclesiastical assignment I was asked to work with several individuals and families who were struggling with finances One of these families was making payments of 200 a month or so on a loan that had been taken out several years earlier I uickly calculated that the individual had payed around 5000 already on this loan which I assumed had to have been fairly substantial It was not I later discovered It was originally a loan for 700 dollars which had been needed to fix a car without which nobody in the family could have workedI was of course outraged But I assumed that it had to be some sort of illegal loan shark operation We were looking at an interest rate of over 100% a year and they were no closer to paying off the loan than they had been when they started All they ever paid was interest I made a few phone calls thinking that all I had to do was report whoever held the loan to some law enforcement agency or another and it would all be taken care ofThat s because I didn t know very much As Mersha Baradaran explains in her much needed book How the Other Half Banks everything about this loan and hundreds of thousands like them was completely legal The dumbfoundedness that I felt when I found this out became the lens through which I read and processed the book How the Other Half Banks is not a long book but it is a book that does a number of things all of them important to its overall argument In the first place it is a history of banking in the United States going back to Hamilton s first national bank and then looking at Andrew Jackson s bank wars the nineteenth century s ramp up of the banking industry and a variety of bank types that emerged in the 20th century to try to address the banking needs of poor and lower middle class AmericansThis is not a general history though It has a very specific point Baradaran demonstrates uite conclusively in my view that the banking industry has never been governed purely by market forces nor could it ever be It cannot exist without certain types of market skewing interventions by the federal government This is not incidental It is a constitutive part of what banks do They have to have an enormous amount of trust People have to be completely confident giving them their money And only government backing has the power to generate this kind of trustThis is crucial to the second thing that Baradaran does which is explain the very serious problem of subprime predatory lending These are the payday loan companies the auto title loan firms and other institutions that extend credit to people who need fairly small amounts of money and do not have any other option These companies have built a business model around charging exorbitant interest rates on relatively small loans for short amounts of time that keep getting extended and extended as people have difficulty making the repaymentsBaradaran further demonstrates that the two primary ways that society has tried to deal with these predatory lending practices education and regulation have not and cannot work People cannot be educated out of taking these loans because they are not an irrational response to the situations that people find themselves in The people who take out these loans generally know exactly what they are getting themselves into and they do it anyway because they have an immediate financial need that they cannot meet This is also the reason that regulation does not work These lenders fill a real market niche and as long as this is the case they will reinvent themselves every time they are regulated and come back in a form that fills the need There is no way to get rid of them as long as there are people who need credit and can t get it anywhere elseAnd this is the third and ultimately the most important thing that Baradaran does in How the Other Half Banks she makes the argument that there needs to be a public credit option some way that the government can use its resources to facilitate credit at interest rates that reflect the actual market value of that credit Such an option would not be an entitlement program A great deal of data shows that it could be self sustaining But it would not be predatory which would translate into saving hundreds of thousands of people from bankruptcy and financial ruinThere are plenty of objections to this kind of proposal Most of them come from the Ayn Rand Book of Libertarian Fantasies it is socialism the government shouldn t pick winners and losers the federal government shouldn t have that much power it will run up the deficit it is massive government interference with the free marketBut Baradaran has already anticipated all of these objections with her first two chapters which demonstrate with overwhelming evidence that banking is not and has never been a free market enterprise There are government interventions propping up all of the normal lenders and even when they fail they don t fail because both Democratic and Republican institutions intervene to keep them solvent To do otherwise would jeopardize the confidence upon which the entire banking industry depends People who use traditional banks benefit from government interventions into the market on a daily basisTraditional banks are based on a kind of socialism that never made it into Atlas Shrugged the socialization of risk We all bear the financial cost of the government s interventions to prop up too big to fail banks Those costs are real elements of the free market euation This is not a complaint There are perfectly good reasons that banks need the stabilizing power of the federal government even though the exercise of this stabilizing passes risk and eventually cost onto the taxpayerBut it is disingenuous to then turn around and suggest that the people who can t afford to use one of the subsidized risk socializing banks must submit to the forces of an unregulated free market They are literally the only ones who must do so in their banking choicesIn the penultimate chapter Baradaran suggests that the US Postal Service could offer these banking services As I read it though this is less of a proposal than an illustration of how it could work The proposal is that we as a society acting through the mechanism of our government need to do something America s status as a democracy is jeopardized by the fundamentally uneual access to credit that is created when rich people have access to credit subsidies and poor people don t And I agree A non market driven public option for credit is the only way to assure the basic euality of opportunity that our nation is supposed to stand for

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How the Other Half Banks Download · 2 The 1970s and continues decades laterIn an age of corporate megabanks with trillions of dollars in assets it is easy to forget that America s banking system was originally created as a public service Banks have always relied on credit from the federal government provided on favorable terms so that they could issue low interest loans But as banks grew in size and political influence they shed their social contract with the American people demanding to be treated as a private industry free from any public serving responsib Informative exploration of how the poor are forced to rely on abusive fringe lenders such as payday lenders and how lack of access to mainstream forms of credit ends up being extremely expensive Also has a good historical background on the institutions that used to supply banking services to the poor though I wanted some numbers how many people were unbanked or underbanked when those institutions were around I had a harder time with the solution proposed namely a revival of postal banking the post office used to provide deposit services but it doesn t appear that it ever provided credit and that seems to my eye beyond the post office s competence I can believe that there needs to be a public option for small dollar loans but I m not sure the post office is the right answer At any rate it s worth a read