Who could have possibly foreseen that tariffs against soybeans would hurt United States agriculture?
Medical debt is an area of personal debt that no one from outside the United States can even understand. Spanish activists are campaigning against the privitization of their national single-payer health system. They see any payment for medical treatment as the breakdown of a decent society. The idea that people might be driven to bankruptcy by medical debt is literally incomprehensible.
On this day 25 years ago, in 1987, I became a filmmaker. It was around ten in the morning and the first-ever roll of Kodak 16mm film for my first-ever movie was loaded into my friend's camera to shoot the very first scene of 'Roger & Me.'
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Credit Boom - a 1966 documentary on the boom in credit card debt and how credit cards are changing the way we live . . .even then.