Owe Your Soul To The Company Store?.. How About To The Credit Card Company?..

The curse of working people in the days before strong unions was the company store. In mining towns and manufacturing villages, the employer often owned the only source of foodstuffs and daily necessities, charging exorbitant prices. Thus the employer made huge profits at the expense of his already underpaid workers. They had to work harder at lower wages just to spiral into deeper debt. Sound familiar?

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By Linda R. Monk – via Huffington Post

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