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cassembler
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Registered: ‎02-07-2011
Re: New Bias Charges Against FICO Scores ..... unfair to minorities

I see poor credit for a given ethnic group as a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself. The causes are complex factors like education consumption, culture, and public service quality. Didn't anyone read Freakinomics?

 

Treating symptoms (in contrast with treating root causes) is a recipe for inefficiency at best.

"Credit is purely a cash flow tool. Thinking of credit as extra money you didn't have before makes it an EXPENSIVE cash flow tool."