The Poverty Industry

Across the South, big corporations are making billions of dollars in profits by targeting the regions's most economically vulnerable citizens. Each year, millions of Southerns are swindled, ripped off, or gouged by exorbitant prices for loans and basic financial services. Associate reporter Mike Hudons raises questions of wide-spread lending discrimination and points to a system that fuels a cycle of debt and bad credit. CIR assisted with this story.

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