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SUPREME COURT DENIES REVIEW OF NEW YORK INTEREST RATE EXPORT CASE

Written byGeorge Sand

In Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015), cert. denied, No. 15-610, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 4211 (U.S. 1,051 more words

Client Alerts

Loan Sharking: Alive and Well

I recently had brought to my attention the existence of a company called “LoanMe,” which pre-qualified a redditor for a $10,600 loan at an APR of 99.75% with a $70,000 payback. 140 more words

Fraud

Episode 8: The prohibition of Riba (interest, usury) #IF008

In this Episode:

  • Language meaning of Riba (interest, usury)
  • Shari’ah meaning
  • Prohibition of Riba in Islam
  • Riba in other religions
  • Wisdom behind the prohibition
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Islamic Finance

An unexpected connection between usury and sedevacantism

Warning: in this post I am kind of talking out of my hat, just sharing something I recently discovered.  I haven’t done the sort of due diligence that would warrant a strong view on my part.   187 more words

Dystopia

Usury in Christendom (Hoffman)

Hoffman’s broad thesis is that the Catholic church practically ceased viewing usury as a mortal sin due to clever re-phrasings of the law.  A corollary is that the Protestants did not begin usury (or capitalism).   423 more words

Book Review

Snakes weren't born yesterday

I’ve noticed a tendency in cafeteria traditionalist or conservative commentary to treat the opinions and selective saint-citation of dead clergymen or scholars as authoritative simply because those scholars are long dead. 27 more words

Moral Theology