As We Forgive Our Debtors : Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America
In 1986 over 400,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy. Their contribution to the USA's growing debt crisis is indicative of the changing economic climate in the country. This study aims to uncover the legal, economic and social reasons for bankruptcy in America. Besides stories of single mothers, unlucky entrepreneurs, foolish investors and the suddenly unemployed, are the stories of those who deliberately attempt to manipulate the system through legal loopholes. The authors examine these stories from a moral, as well as financial, viewpoint and suggest legal reforms that could point to a way out of the economic jungle.
- Paperback | 382 pages
- 130 x 200 x 25.4mm | 337g
- 02 Jan 1992
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- halftones and line drawings throughout
About Teresa A. Sullivan
About the Authors Teresa A. Sullivan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas. Elizabeth Warren is William A. Schnader Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Jay Lawrence Westbrook is Andrews & Kurth Professor of Law at the University of Texas.