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This is list of Loan Shark Ebook, The Campaign Against the Loan Shark, Arthur Harold Ham, and Division of Remedial Loans, Russell Sage Foundation

The Campaign Against the Loan Shark
by Arthur Harold Ham

Loan shark racket
by New York (State). Temporary Commission of Investigation

Quick Cash
by Robert Mayer

Loan sharks may conjure up an image of tough guys in fedoras looking to make a profit off of desperate people in dire financial straits, but in reality, lenders who advance small sums of cash at high interest rates until payday existed long before organized crime entered the trade. Today the businesses that fill this niche in the credit market prefer the name ‘payday lenders’ rather than loan sharks, but most large cities are still a hotbed of usurious lending, and the landscapes are dotted with their inviting and brightly colored storefronts. Despite their more respectable name, these predatory lenders have endured through regulation, prohibition, and the rise and fall of the mob since the late 1800s.

In this intriguing and accessible book, Mayer aptly assesses the consequences of high-interest lending–both for the people who borrow at such steep prices and for society as a whole. He argues that although some consumers gain from borrowing at high rates, payday lending in its modern form consistently traps many of the wage earners who pawn their postdated checks, leaving them worse off than they were before. Because payday lending regulations vary widely throughout the country, Mayer chose to focus his story on Chicago, a city that serves as a fine representative of the legacy of loan sharking. Quick Cash will engage policy analysts, economists, and regional historians, as wells as general readers interested in the fascinating story behind these unscrupulous lending operations that feed off America’s current tough economic times.

The Loan shark problem today
by Duke University. School of Law

Seduced by the Loan Shark
by Roxie Rivera

Gathering her courage and the four thousand dollars she has in savings, college co-ed Cassie bravely enters the bar where Hagen, Houston’s most feared loan shark, operates his criminal empire.  Her brother Ronnie is in deep trouble and she’s his last hope.  She just prays her payment will be enough to keep the knee-breakers at bay for a while longer.

Hagen shatters her hope when he informs her Ronnie owes far, far more than the four grand she’s scraped together.  Feeling rather generous, Hagen presents her with an offer Cassie knows she can’t refuse:  her body to settle the debt.

Though she expects a degrading, miserable experience, Cassie is shocked by Hagen’s seduction.  Left breathless with pleasure after their encounter, Cassie discovers she can’t walk away from Hagen.  But she’s flirting with danger now – and someone is bound to get hurt.

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Smashing the Loan Shark

Confronting Metaphor in Use
by Mara Sophia Zanotto, Lynne Cameron, Marilda do Couto Cavalcanti

It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives across the very different cultures of Europe and Brazil and contributing to the theorizing of metaphor in discourse.

Loan Sharks
by Charles R. Geisst

Predatory lending: A problem rooted in the past that continues today.

Looking for an investment return that could exceed 500 percent annually; maybe even twice that much?

Private, unregulated lending to high-risk borrowers is the answer, or at least it was in the United States for much of the period from the Civil War to the onset of the early decades of the twentieth century. Newspapers called the practice “loan sharking” because lenders employed the same ruthlessness as the great predators in the ocean. Slowly state and federal governments adopted laws and regulations curtailing the practice, but organized crime continued to operate much of the business. In the end, lending to high-margin investors contributed directly to the Wall Street crash of 1929.

Loan Sharks is the first history of predatory lending in the United States. It traces the origins of modern consumer lending to such older practices as salary buying and hidden interest charges. Yet, as Geisst shows, no-holds barred loan sharking is not a thing of the past. Many current lending practices employed today by credit card companies, payday lenders, and providers of consumer loans would have been easily recognizable at the end of the nineteenth century. Geisst demonstrates the still prevalent custom of lenders charging high interest rates, especially to risky borrowers, despite attempts to control the practice by individual states. Usury and loan sharking have not disappeared a century and a half after the predatory practices first raised public concern.

Loan Sharks – The Rise and Rise of Payday Lending
by Carl Packman

Banks fall over themselves to lend to rich customers who promise large glittering deposits and low risks. They tempt them with sweet deals and low rates. The less well-off are treated very differently. Many at the bottom are denied credit from mainstream lenders, or forced to pay higher premiums. In the wake of the financial crisis, more of us are slipping into this category. We are compelled to find credit elsewhere. Payday loans are therefore on the rise. Loan Sharks lifts the lid on this industry and exposes the growing power that it wields. Documenting the rise of the industry with detailed evidence, Carl Packman shows that, although there have always been loan sharks, there has never anything as large and powerful as the current set of payday loan companies operating virtually unchecked in the mainstream of the UK. But this book goes further than simply analysing the problems: it also offers an honest discussion about practical solutions.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
by Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.