What We Read Today 08 February 2014

February 8th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number accepted.

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  • The Post Office Should Just Become a Bank (David Dayen, The New Republic) The 10% of poverty level income (on average) is spent on financial services such as payday loans and exorbitant credit card fees. An new report by the U.S. Inspector General suggests that could be reduced by 90% by establishing a the Post Office as a bank. See also preceding article.

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