Are You More Or Less "Free" In A Society That

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    Essentially REQUIRES an individual to have good credit to do/have practically anything.

    Aka, an abode, whether rent or own, a car, access to loans (well, this one more understandable), and many other things that decades ago was not necessary.
     
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    Decades ago, people actually had a sense of right & wrong, and carried a conscience, and worked for those things they wanted. Today, everyone is under the misguided assumption that they're "entitled".
     
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    Huh? The shit hole we're in now is because loans were considered entitlements no matter how uncreditworthy you were.
     
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    No more or less than if you have a lot of money compared to a little money. I rent an apartment, I own my car, and have no desire to take out a massive loan.

    Dunno what my rating is, but I know if I took out a big loan I'd personally feel less free as I'd be tied down to it.
     
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    So far TWO RWers responded...not ONE answered the question directly.

    Let's see what else happens.
     
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    What?
    Have you been in a coma Marc?
    Debt forgiveness and "anyone can get a loan" is what created the whole mess we are in.

    At any rate, yes you are free.
    Freedom includes the freedom to screw your life up, and the freedom to accept the consequences of doing so.
    It would be counter productive to a free society to be any other way.
     
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    Well I kinda agree with you to a point. For instance I find it offensive that employers are now starting to consider credit score as a criteria to get a job. That seems fucked up to me. As far as being hamstrung by a bad credit score. A lot of that comes from our society being dependent on Debt spending. Your credit score does not matter when you buy with in your means with Cash :)
     
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    Credit score show responsibility, or lack thereof. Every employer wants to know they're hiring someone that's going to be responsible, and isn't likely to rip them off. Especially in this day and age where most people don't bat an eyelash over lying, or stealing in some fashion.
     
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    ^^^ What she said.


    * Not because she's a scary Admin either, but cuz I actually just agree with her.
     
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    To an extend is shows responsibility. However some times things can happen that are beyond our control. Which can lead to our credit score being hurt. Someone who perhaps was in an accident and even with insurance and everything. The time off work got them behind and their Credit score took a big hit. Should that person be passed over as less responsible at a job interview? Really?
     

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