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When smaller gives way to bigger

Hester Pierce and Robert Greene at the Mercatus Center published a report showing the relative concentration of large banks vs. small banks in the US.  Small banks (banks with $10 billion in assets or less) are becoming a smaller part of the banking landscape. 181 more words

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It's 3am and you wake to the sound of glass breaking

Many of us think about crimes in a personalized way. Crimes are unexpected, painful, and often feature an identifiable human perpetrator and an identifiable human victim. 406 more words

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Operating on a level playing field

Whether we admit it or not, we all subscribe to some concept of “fair”.  However, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, fair is also largely subjective.   358 more words

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Careful! Alternatives to Payday Loans can also be Predatory

The dangers of payday lending has captured the national spotlight, thanks to initiatives like Operation ChokePoint that are cutting off the enablers of illegal online payday loans, research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that demonstrates the “ 344 more words

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Microfinance Support Center

The Financial Services Commission announced that it is going to establish a control tower for comprehensive microfinance. Credit Counseling & Recovery Service and SMILE Microcredit Bank will be merged into one. 469 more words

Frank's Talk On Finance