LWV-Bangor Book Group

427 Main St
Bangor, ME
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Join the Bangor League for a discussion of How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy by Mehrsa Baradaran.

The United States has two separate banking systems today one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else." How the Other Half Banks "contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality by highlighting one of its prime causes: unequal credit. Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population, deserted by banks, is forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services to cover emergency expenses and pay for necessities all thanks to deregulation that began in the 1970s and continues decades later.

The book group meets at Seasons restaurant in Bangor. If you would like to join by Zoom, please email Lane at lane@lwvme.org for more info.