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Fungible fungible and promise keeping

“But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” – Matthew 5:37


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Moral Theology

Greed consumes lust

Discussing usury in a previous post, Wood asks:

Why are we so susceptible to this particular sin, or at least why did the Enemy choose to attack here?

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Jesus against Hillel on Usury by Roman A. Montero

by Roman A. Montero
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 15, 2017

I would argue that the best summation of Christian ethics is found in the sermon on the plain in Luke 6:20–49. 1,673 more words


Inflation Explained

By Patrick Brogan

Inflation is an often used word, but what is it and what does it do, exactly? Well, most of you will be aware that it is when the price of goods increases across an entire economy. 1,668 more words



“Usury does not mean high interest. It means any interest, however low, demanded for an unproductive loan.

It is not only immoral but it is ultimately destructive of society. 162 more words

Recourse to the Magisterium

The distinction between recourse contracts and nonrecourse contracts as central to understanding usury – the conclusion that personal loans charging any profit whatsoever are usurious, whereas… 256 more words


Hardwick v. Wilcox

Neither the statute of limitations nor a release barred borrower’s recovery for usurious interest charged in a series of roll-over notes and forbearance agreements.  Over the course of a decade, Wilcox lent Hardwick and his corporation large sums under notes which were extinguished and new notes signed for the same loans as the original due dates came and went.  193 more words

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