Car Arrears Careers

Car Arrears Careers

Job seekers, especially those weighing over 200 pounds, will want to read this article by Phillip O’Connor in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Auto loans are more expensive, more people are unemployed and “upside-down” on their car loans, securities composed of toxic auto loans clog the financial system, and TALF benefits haven’t reached car loan companies.

What it all  means: more work for the Repo Man.

“It’s 4 A.M., do you know where your car is?”

 More:

“Violence between repo men, car owners on the rise,” Jay Reeves, Associated Press via KVAL-TV

“Eugene auto repos are on the rise as economy tanks,” Associated Press via The Oregonian

 “Captain Repo,” Eve Conant, Newsweek

“Repos on the rise – Bailiff services seeing an increase in business as economy drops,” Jeanne Gagnon, Herald-Tribune (Grand Prairie, Alberta CA)

 “The Recession’s Gotten So Bad, Even the Repo Man’s Singing the Blues,” Michael M. Phillips, Wall Street Journal

 “Repo Biz Going Strong,” KNWA-TV

“Repo man dangers during sick economy,” Jeff Ferrell, KSLA-TV


Repo Man (1983, Alex Cox, director); cult film and soundtrack album.

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