But Milton's father was also a notorious usurer--indeed, the author of Paradise Lost himself lived by usury
throughout his life--and these facts are not even mentioned here.
This short history of usury
laws puts into perspective just how bizarre the credit markets of the United States have become over the last forty years.
At the 1571 Parliament, Jewel served on the committee in the House of Lords that dealt specifically with the usury
bill that eventually passed during this session.
The author of this book argues that we in the modern world would do well to share some of the seventeenth century's suspicion of usury
rather than taking the "money breeding" that is the basis of our market economy for granted.
What distorted an ideal distribution of purchasing power was the control of credit by private banks as well as the charging of exorbitant interest or usury
for the use of credit.
2 Verse 276 "If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury
Senate Bill 568 and House Bill 1572--being pushed, unfortunately, by former House Speaker and Congressman-wannabe Robbie Wills--assume that Arkansans didn't mean small loans when they repaired the usury
law by vote just four months ago.
The court acquitted the former board member of the charge of giving a usury
loan worth Dh16 million to a businessman (tried in absentia).
Mali Nachum, a former partner in the financially troubled Beso club, filed the suit on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming Longoria violated California usury
laws, reports the Telegraph.
The subject of deep controversy in the late 1500s, usury
was a necessary fact of life during this era of burgeoning mercantilism, despite attempts to condemn and outlaw the commercial practice.
Hopefully, you do not overlook the usury
laws when advising Mr.
Capitalism declared bankruptcy because of the usury