Usury—The Root of All Evil?

Charging interest on a loan is so intrinsic to our economic system that few of us ever question it. Yet usury—as the practice is called—has been banned, at one time or another, by just about every religion. Not only does make the rich richer, and the poor poorer—with all the social tensions that engenders. It exacerbates some of the most critical problems of our time, and is fueling the global crisis.

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