The Modern Day Marshalsea

Marshalsea PrisonAaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

In modern times, the poorhouse isn’t the same Dickensian debtor’s prison of the 19th century — such a thing, even in its worst and most inhumane forms, would be considered a socialist abomination in Fox News’ America.

Today’s poorhouses and debtor’s prisons are individual cycles of one financial tragedy after another, where a lost job, bad decision or medical ailment follows us around for years or decades, creating new fiscal problems and perpetuating debt.

Most of the time, this follows us — from early adulthood to death — in the form of our credit score.

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2 Comments on "The Modern Day Marshalsea"

  1. E.B. Wolf | Apr 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm |

    If businesses are fighting to use credit scores a factor in hiring practices, they will get it since modern government’s relationship to Wall street is that of a high-end mistress. As long as the lobbying money is there, they’ll hop into bed.

    Project Mayhem is sounding like a better idea every day.

  2. E.B. Wolf | Apr 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm |

    If businesses are fighting to use credit scores a factor in hiring practices, they will get it since modern government's relationship to Wall street is that of a high-end mistress. As long as the lobbying money is there, they'll hop into bed.

    Project Mayhem is sounding like a better idea every day.

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