March 27, 2017

Paul Ryan’s Bullshit About Bankruptcy Data

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt famously published his book, On Bullshit, where he distinguished … [Read more...]

NYT on Student Loans in Bankruptcy

At the New York Times, Ron Lieber has a story about the treatment of student loans in bankruptcy. … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Code in ePub and Kindle Formats

For readers putting together course syllabi in the bankruptcy area, this post is just a reminder … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy on the Bar

One of our recent grads tells me that the recent Texas bar exam had a question on bankruptcy law. … [Read more...]

Except as Provided in the Syllabus, Students Shall Read the Statutory Section (i) Before Coming to Class or (ii) In Class Unless Provided Otherwise

The legal side of what we do requires comprehending dense statutory texts. Law students, however, … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Still Falling

On a year-over-year basis, the bankruptcy filing rate has been dropping around 12-16%, and last … [Read more...]

A Question Answered

Back in April, I posted about Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson investigating allegations that … [Read more...]

Six Years and Counting

Today is the sixth anniversary of Credit Slips, which is hard to believe. We have been through a lot … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Are Down — Everywhere

With half the year over, there is half of the year still to go. For our few readers who might … [Read more...]

Overspending in India

Check out this story in the New York Times about free-wheeling consumer credit in India. Much of the … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy’s Living History

The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) in cooperation with the Biddle Law Library at the … [Read more...]

Can(n)onading Radlax

As Stephen noted, the Supreme Court has decided the RadLAX case. Although I suspect I won't be … [Read more...]

Chapter 13 Disparities: This Time with a Map

A few weeks ago, I put up a post describing the states with the highest and lowest per capita … [Read more...]

Freep, froop, frop . . . No, It’s Pottow!

Credit Slips alumni John Pottow sent me an op-ed from Freep.com. Being an idiot, it took me a while … [Read more...]

Save the American Community Survey

The Credit Slips blog always has tried to offer perspectives from many different social sciences. … [Read more...]

Storage Wars and the Credit Practices Rule

A few times I have caught Storage Wars, a television show on A&E. When storage units customers … [Read more...]

Storage Wars and the Credit Practices Rule

A few times I have caught Storage Wars, a television show on A&E. When storage units customers … [Read more...]

Accretive’s Bedside Manner for Debt Collection

The end of last week got a little busy for many of the Credit Slips bloggers and none of us talked … [Read more...]

Research Grants from NCBJ

As many readers of this blog will know, the Endowment for Education from the National Conference of … [Read more...]

An Idea to Limit Body Attachments

As many Credit Slips readers will know, so-called "body attachments" allow a creditor to … [Read more...]

An Idea to Limit Body Attachments

As many Credit Slips readers will know, so-called "body attachments" allow a creditor to … [Read more...]

Where People File Chapter 13

Between states, there is a big disparity in the rate at which people file bankruptcy. Over the past … [Read more...]

Downward Bankruptcy Filing Trend Continues

Bankruptcy filings for March continued to show a year-over-year decline. According to the latest … [Read more...]

Why Us?

What does it mean that the two most common forms of comment spam on this blog are people trying to … [Read more...]

Why Us?

What does it mean that the two most common forms of comment spam on this blog are people trying to … [Read more...]

One Answer to Why People Hate Banks

My last post mentioned a column by Joe Nocera on debt collection practices. Nocera's column is … [Read more...]

American Banker on Credit Card Debt Collections

Jeff Horwitz at the American Banker has been doing some great reporting on abusive debt collection … [Read more...]

Tax Rebates Lead to Bankruptcy Filings

Jialan Wang has a blog post up summarizing her and her co-authors very interesting NBER paper … [Read more...]

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