Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to America

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Sometime in the 1970s and 1980s, the use of credit cards, which had begun as a convenience, began to grow into an addiction. Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to America explains how a nation of savers became a nation of consumers and how Wall Street used consumers' addiction to spending to create the "toxic securities" that threaten to bring about the collapse of the global economy. Geisst looks at the policy implications of the credit crisis and describes how the United States can get its fiscal house in ...

Collateral Damaged: The Marketing of Consumer Debt to America 2009, Bloomberg Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781576603253

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