Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Usury is just plain evil

And the nation's economy has done nothing but deteriorate since usury was decriminalized in the late 1970s.
Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks 
Don McNay
Award winning financial columnist and structured settlement guru
Posted: June 1, 2010 08:17 PM
I don't give a damn about my bad reputation
-Joan Jett
In my childhood, Northern Kentucky was a hot spot for organized crime. In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.
Loan sharks preyed on the poor and most desperate. The sharks charged high rates of interest for short term loans. The practice was illegal and, often, dangerous.
It wasn't unusual for a loan shark to wind up floating in the Ohio River. One of the biggest names in the business, Frank "Screw" Andrews, (who is a central character in Hank Messick's book, Syndicate Wife) "accidentally fell" out of a 4th floor window.
If Screw was in business today, he would be a captain of industry. Loan sharking is now legalized. Today, we call the loan sharks "payday lenders." more

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