by Bryce Covert Jun 21, 2016
One plaintiff says he was fined $450 for stealing $5 worth of food for his family and then booked into jail when he couldn't pay.
by Alan Pyke May 8, 2016
Trump's wild-eyed ideas about the national debt seem to be based on a gut feeling rather than reality.
by Alex Zielinski May 2, 2016
Nearly 700 Puerto Ricans have tested positive for Zika, including 65 pregnant women, and one man has died from Zika-related complications.
by Alan Pyke Apr 14, 2016
The same debt panic that adorns Time Magazine's latest cover helped ruin the economic promise of the Obama era.
by Bryce Covert Mar 14, 2016
A letter puts courts on notice that they may face trouble if they continue practices that raise revenue off the backs of the poor.
by Alan Pyke Feb 24, 2016
Wisconsin consumers will lose the opportunity to make debt collectors explain their claims in court.
by Alan Pyke Feb 2, 2016
The lawyers who enable an abusive business model for collecting consumer debts are now on the hook for their clients' screwups.
by Bryce Covert Dec 2, 2015
Alexander City, Alabama says now no one will go to jail because they can't pay what they owe.
by Bryce Covert Sep 23, 2015
Debtors' prisons were abolished in the 1800s, but a modern version has made a comeback across the country.
by Alice Ollstein Aug 10, 2015
Like the debt crisis, the most severe impacts of the drought are disproportionately hitting the island's poor.