The Chapters

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Chapter 1 – Americans in the Poor House

Chapter 2 – Pity the Poor Bill Collector – Really?

Chapter 3 – Debtors – What Would Jesus (Or Moses, or Muhammad) Say?

Chapter 4 – Aggravating the Wound – Health Care Debt

Chapter 5 – Most Abused by Contracts and Collections – The American Indian

Chapter 6 – Credit Criminals Amongst Us – They “Madoff” With Our Money

Chapter 7 – Banking and Lending – Ultimate Greed

Chapter 8 – (Almost) Unfettered Collection Enforcement – The IRS or the Mafia…Which is Nicer?

Chapter 9 – To the Rescue – Credit Repair, Debtor Advocates and Bankruptcy

Chapter 10 – A World of Pain – Debt is Borderless

Chapter 11 – Personal Stories – Horror and Heroism

Chapter 12 – Written Off – Is there Life After Debt?