Cover of: Bankruptcy | Noah Berlatsky


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Written in English.

About the Edition

This book is one volume of the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints Series developed by Greenhaven Press. Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model-not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selection-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens- include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations-all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issue within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer no slick answers.

Table of Contents

Is it wrong to file for bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy is a way to reduce the immorality of debt -- Charles Hugh Smith ;
Bankruptcy causes serious problems and should be a last resort -- Paul Ritz ;
Bankruptcy should be an emotional and financial relief, not a traumatic experience -- Joe Fulwiler ;
Filing for bankruptcy in your twenties may improve your finances -- Leonora Gorelik
How should different types of debt be dealt with in bankruptcy?
Congress needs to change bankruptcy laws to apply to student loans -- Devon Merling ;
Bankruptcy may discharge student loans in some cases -- Isaac Bowers ;
Judges should be allowed to reorganize mortgages in bankruptcy -- Dean Baker ;
Judges should not be allowed to reorganize mortgages in bankruptcy -- Todd J. Zywicki ;
The Affordable Care Act reduces the threat of bankruptcy due to medical bills -- Matthew Stein ;
Will Obamacare end medical bankruptcies? Probably not. -- Sarah Kliff
What are issues facing cities that declare bankruptcy?
RPT-Stockton sales tax plan set to end bankruptcy, pensions spared -- Jim Christie ;
Cities must confront public pensions to solve fiscal problems -- Roger Berkowitz ;
Vallejo, Calif., once bankrupt, is now a model for cities in an age of austerity -- Ariana Eunjung Cha ;
Once bankrupt, Vallejo still can't afford its pricey pensions -- Melanie Hicken
When are government bailouts preferable to bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy, not government bailouts, would have been best for the auto industry -- Daniel J. Ikenson ;
In Michigan, will Romney regret opposing auto bailout? -- Andy Sullivan ;
Lehman recovery seen as justifying $2 billion bankruptcy -- Erik Larson ;
The government should have bailed Lehman out of bankruptcy -- Peter J. Wallison ;
The profitable bailout? Inside the real costs of the saving AIG and Wall Street -- James Kwak ;
Bankruptcy is always preferable to government bailout -- Norbert J. Michel.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-163) and index.

Opposing viewpoints series, Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)


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HG3766 .B24 2015

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175 pages :
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