Recently Pope Francis weighed in on usury вЂ” the lending of cash at excessive interest levels. “Usury humiliates and kills”, the Pope believed to an organization created to oppose its practice. It really is, he included, “a historical and regrettably still concealed evil that, such as a snake, strangles its victims.”
Victims of usury in many cases are the working bad and senior on fixed incomes who whenever confronted with a economic crisis seek a short-term loan. Some fall victim to “loan sharks” who provide at excessive interest levels and make use of blackmail or threats of physical physical violence to gather on the debts. (within the film, Rocky, the protagonist had been a “collector” for the loan shark in the community before his boxing profession took down.) These methods are, needless to say, unlawful.