Stacking The Deck

2011
4m47s

"It seems everyone has at least one credit card these days, and most of us have a pile of debt to go with it. But how did we get here? And why does it seem so hard to overcome our debt loads? It's not that consumers have gotten extravagant or lazy -- a large part of the story is that wages have stagnated while credit card companies upped their game, finding new ways to keep people in debt and make money off of the ensuing fees and interest."

FEATURING Bryce Covert
DIRECTOR/EDITOR Gregory Whitmore
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY/SOUND Stephen Taylor

PRODUCED FOR The Roosevelt Institute 

LINKS
http://www.newdeal20.org/category/the-swipe/
http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org/