The Business of Poverty: Inside U.S. companies' audacious drive to extract more profits from the nation's working poor
BusinessWeek, Expose: America's Investigative Reports and Bill Moyers Journal
As more companies view low-income Americans as opportunities for profit, the "poverty business" is booming. BILL MOYERS JOURNAL and EXPOSÉ: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS follow a team of BUSINESSWEEK reporters as they track new corporate practices that some say exploit the working poor.
BUSINESSWEEK's coverage of the burgeoning poverty industry goes beyond the currently much debated practices of the sub-prime mortgage industry to other credit providers —for auto, consumer goods, and even student loans. A second part of the investigation delves into the way that a "growing number of hospitals, working with a range of financial companies, are squeezing revenue from patients with little or no health insurance."
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