Maxed Out

Maxed Out

Hard Times, Easy Credit, and the Era of Predatory Lenders

Book - 2007
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In an infectiously entertaining narrative, the documentary film maker of Maxed Out pens a road trip through an America populated by debt pirates, corporate predators, human credit card billboard, debt evangelists, and trillions of dollars of easy credit. (Social Science)
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2007
ISBN: 9781416532514
141653251X
Branch Call Number: 332.743 S437m 2007
Characteristics: viii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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TheresaAJ
Oct 01, 2015

This book is the companion to a documentary with the same name. Scurlock explores the world of easy credit and predatory lenders where those who pay their bills on time are considered "deadbeats". Personal stories plus statistics from the last 40 years show credit has progressed from "hard to get" to freely available to anyone. Scurlock also shares his personal story of briefly being a "chicken king" with his Boston Chicken franchise purchased with an inheritance in his early 20s. A book that was even more fascinating to read since it was published prior to the 2008 financial crisis (his predictions were right!).

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linder55
Apr 04, 2012

Really frightening book. If you have ever had a credit card or a line of credit at the bank, you need to read this.

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