Should Access to Credit be a Right?

@article{Hudon2009ShouldAT,
  title={Should Access to Credit be a Right?},
  author={Marek Hudon},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={84},
  pages={17-28}
}
Discussion on financial ethics increasingly includes the problem of exclusion of the poorer segments of society from the financial system and access to credit. This paper explores the ethical dimensions surrounding the concept of a human right to credit. If access to credit is directly instrumental to economic development, poverty reduction and the improved welfare of all citizens, then one can proclaim, as Nobel Prize Laureate M. Yunus has done, that it is a moral necessity to establish credit… CONTINUE READING

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