Predatory Lending and the Military: The Law and Geograpy of 'Payday' Loans in Military Towns

@inproceedings{Peterson2010PredatoryLA,
  title={Predatory Lending and the Military: The Law and Geograpy of 'Payday' Loans in Military Towns},
  author={C. Peterson and Steve M. Graves},
  year={2010}
}
A heated national debate has developed over whether one type of high-cost predatory lender, commonly known as "payday lenders," are targeting financially vulnerable military families and whether the law protects them from such predation. Writing within the relatively new interdisciplinary "law and geography" movement, this article provides geographic evidence that payday lenders do aggressively target American military personnel, irrespective of most forms of legal regulation. This paper first… Expand
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