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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Bankruptcy News

Daily News on Bankruptcy

New York Times "Credit" Topic Page

A steady diet of the NYT  articles on bankruptcy and credit

NY Times "Personal Bankruptcies" News 

A steady diet of  NYT articles on personal bankruptcy . 

CreditSlips Blog

Active discussion of news of the day by bankruptcy law professors and lawyers. A good source of links to newsworthy events in politics and finance that affect the world of credit and bankruptcy.

BankruptcyProf Blog

Another discussion by law professors. Good source for caselaw and rules developments, as well as legislation.

InsideARM.com

An excellent, well-organized archive of timely articles on economic data affecting the debt and credit industry. The link below is for Credit Card news, but be sure to hover your cursor over the News & Analysis link for a list of other areas you can search: 

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Selected Articles about When Bankruptcy is Appropriate

A lot has been written lately about whether bankruptcy makes sense for people, in light of the economic downturn, including these articles:

 

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Politics & Legislation

Don't like the law? Change it! Vote the rascals out. 

Click here to see how your Senator voted on bankruptcy "reform" (BAPCPA) in 2005, and  how your Representative voted.

Latest on mortgage modification legislation

See National Consumer Law Center, bankruptcy news page.

And here's a BusinessWeek article and blog entry about how credit card disputes that go to arbitration rule for the credit card company 99.9% of the time.

Wall Street Journal reports on problems with debt settlement companies

(October 15, 2008) Read about people who waste lots of money and regret not filing bankruptcy in the first place... more...

Stephen Colbert on Payday Lending Regulation

"The Payday Loan Reform Act drags the payday loan industry out of the darkness and into the anemic firefly flicker of nominal oversight. (04:16)"

Keeping track of the influence of money in Congress

http://www.rootstrikers.org

Started by Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig.

http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/

http://www.maplight.org/

 

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Bankruptcy & the Credit Bubble

Numbers to Watch & Where to Find Them

You can follow the credit bubble as it pops and splatters its way through our financial institutions at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases, where the Federal Reserve posts monthly reports that track the effects of the credit crisis on America's financial infrastructure.

If the flow of money is the fuel of American capitalism, then these reports are the fuel gauges. The Fed's unglamorous reports give us hard data on how much money is coursing through the American economy.

You can get other important numbers and information from non-governmental sources, including: