Each title in the Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. By exposing readers to a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources - including both popular and unpopular views - the series promotes awareness and critical thinking about the issues that shape our turbulent and changing world.
This volume explores how alternative lending compares to traditional lending, the relative risks of both, and if traditional lending should be made more accessible. Discussions look at the benefits and costs of payday lending and peer-to-peer lending is an effective alternative, as well as the potential and limitations of global microlending for bringing borrowers out of poverty.
"Opposing Viewpoints series examines controversial issues by examining diverse viewpoints. This series contains many current topics in the news. This year's entries include books about obesity, energy alternatives, ethics, and tobacco and smoking."
--Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group
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