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Brian Dijkema

Program Director, Work & Economics at Cardus. Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture.

Brian Dijkema is Program Director, Work and Economics at Cardus. Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture based in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Why We'll Never Be Free Of Payday Lenders

A list of the terms our society uses to describe payday lenders almost tells you everything you need to know. It reads a bit like a description of a B-grade horror film: predators, thieves, vampires, slave-drivers, or (my favourite) rapacious usurers. But if they're so awful, why are they everywhere? Why is it that, despite a seemingly universal hatred for them, they have popped up like mushrooms in cities across Canada?
02/24/2016 03:17 EST