(http://www.conscioustalk.net/archives.php) out of Seattle, Washington along with innovative consciousness-raising host Rob Spears.
if you were facing overwhelming debt, foreclosure or bankruptcy. GoodB's cracker-jack research team went to work on the job and
guess what? Nothing turned up.
We could not find any "consumer rights" for homeowner and debt obligations in the United States. Beyond the rudimentary elements of
foods and lead-based toys, consumer financial protection and individual rights for borrowers don't exist. All the laws protect
bankers over people. Okay, well now you know what you already knew. Consumers hold all the debt and the banking industry holds all
the cards in the poker game of credit.
I chatted with a few German friends recently, two from avant-garde Berlin, and one from the more mainstream city of Cologne. They
spoke of the fact that most Americans use "credit cards" in ways Germans and other Europeans don't-for advance purchases beyond
their incomes. In Germany, consumer credit cards are basically ATM cards drawn on your own cash account. Americans, as we know,
indulges ourselves in the lap of luxury and overconsumption daily.
Now there is some truth to that. In the U.S., we simply have too much "stuff." Too many clothes, too much food, and more TVs than