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Fred Wherry on Fair Bartering When Resouces Are Lacking

Fred Wherry talks to the New York Times about human relationships in bartering during pandemic-era lockdowns.

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An Open Letter on Student Debt

Educators push for changes centered on student-borrowers in Inside Higher Ed.

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Deborah James on the Use of Welfare Payments as Debt Collateral

Deborah shares a report for Black Sash on “reckless lending” in South Africa. See the related coverage at Ground Up as well as new stories and television coverage gathered at Deborah’s book site on Facebook.

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Why Americans Don't Talk About Money

Fred Wherry talks to Joe Pinsker for The Atlantic.

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Credit Where It’s Due: A Book Talk with Frederick Wherry

Fred Wherry speaks at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program on his new book on rethinking financial citizenship, co-authored with Kristin S. Seefeldt and Anthony Alvarez.

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Fred Wherry on Credit Card Reform

Aaron Klein and Lisa Servon speak with Fred Wherry for their opinion piece in the Washington Post.

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Debt in America: An Interactive Map from The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute presents a new series of interactive maps of failing auto, medical, and student loans across the US. These maps visualize the geography of debt disparities that reinforce existing wealth gaps between white communities and communities of color.

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Global Forum on Student Debt

(L-R) Tressie McMillan Cottom, National Book Award finalist; Seth Frotman, former Student Loan Ombuds (CFPB); Darrick Hamilton, Exec. Dir. of the Kirmani Institute (The Ohio St. Univ.); Ida Rademacher, VP of The Aspen Institute

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Interview with Fred Wherry on a Dignified Approach to Digital Credit

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth’s director of research, Dan Barker, recently interviewed Professor Fred Wherry to discuss how looking at trends in the digital credit industry through a sociological lens can help deliver better products and solutions that overcome the limitations of geography and the lack of universal access to financial products.