Poverty Inc – Articles

America’s Poverty Tax

It’s expensive being poor: calculating the “poverty tax” assessed by check cashers, payday lenders, and other merchants of misery feasting on those of little means and with lousy credit.

Secrets of the Tax Prep Business

An article in Mother Jones about the fat profits the big tax prep chains make in lower-income neighborhoods.

Creating the $40-billion-a-year Payday Lending Industry

An excerpt of my book, Broke, USA, appearing in Bloomberg Business Week.

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