Why Big Banks Are Like Drug Dealers

A banker explains why debt is an addiction and should be treated as such .

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Don't let yourself be trapped in bank products that make your life worse. Crush the pack. You have the power to change the system. Ten years from now, you will be able to look back at this moment as the time when we all woke up to our debt addictions. This is just the beginning.

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  • Corrected 12/12/2011: An earlier version of this article misstated U.S. Bank’s stance on debit card fees. U.S. Bank does not, nor has it ever planned to charge fees on its debit cards.