When people make money off the suffering of others. They give faint hope to others and for that faint hope of improving their situation, they most likely wreck their entire life.
Giving usurious loans to students who never be able to pay back the loans. Charging interest on it and also never being able to get out of it even by bankruptcy or the most dire life threatening situations. The goverment commits usury by borrowing from middle class citizens and lending it to corporations who give the money to the extremely rich and powerful.
by Nevamind March 23, 2010
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Charging an exorbitent interest rate for borrowed money. Considered a criminal act in many countries.
Chase Bank recently raised it's interest rate on credit cards to 32.24%. This is usury at its finest.
by Mark275 March 20, 2007
A jewish invention. Part of the Torah
The widening gap between the have and have nots is product of usury.
by rappe March 12, 2011