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March 22, 2011

Rip off

Examines how the banking industry harvests billions of dollars from consumers in the form of overdraft and other fees. Ralph Nader discusses the predatory lending practices of the major national banks and how individuals can fight against the unfair fees. Also interviews Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who wrote and sponsored the Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act, Gail Hillebrand of the Consumers Union, a loan shark whose rates are better than the banks' fees, and various consumer advocates. Also examines the larger issue of corporate dominance of our culture by speaking with author and filmmaker Joel Bakan ("The Corporation").

This is a very insightful documentary. It defines the problem and offers solutions.

Released in 2009

Askwith Media Library 54387-D 50 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 22, 2011 09:23 AM

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