By Louis Hyman
During this full of life heritage of shopper debt in the USA, financial historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today's difficulties aren't as new as we predict.
"Borrow" examines how the increase of shopper borrowing—virtually unknown sooner than the 20th century--has altered our tradition and economic climate. beginning within the years earlier than the good melancholy, elevated entry to cash raised dwelling criteria but additionally brought unexpected dangers. As lending grew an increasing number of ecocnomic, it displaced money on hand for company borrowing, atmosphere our economic system on an unsustainable direction. informed during the shiny tales of people and associations laid low with those adjustments, "Borrow" charts the collision of trade and tradition in twentieth-century the USA, giving an old point of view on what's new—and what's not—in today's financial turmoil.
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