Encourage Innovation in Credit Availability

Encourage Innovation in Credit Availability

January 23, 2009

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The abuses of the subprime crisis have made it all too easy to overlook the myriad benefits of consumer credit. Innovations in mortgages, credit cards, and unsecured loans such as payday advances, have made it possible for more people to borrow money they need for a variety of purposes—from starting a business or advancing one’s education. In the mid-1990s, a college student named Sergey Brin used personal credit cards to start the search engine business that would become Google, the revolutionary firm that has brought countless benefits to America and the world.