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Dickens All Over Again

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Charles Dickens became famous writing novels about the social evils of 19th Century London. One such evil was the debtor prison from which poor Londoners could never escape the consequences of their poverty.  Now we find that this Dickensian script is being played out in of all places, Ferguson, Missouri. Here’s how it works.  Cash-strapped Missouri municipalities like Ferguson are in need of money.  They decide to raise the money they need by issuing more […]