James Kwak on Economism and Arbitration Clauses

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It’s unlikely that anyone actually believes that consumers understand arbitration clauses and take them into account when making buying choices. These arguments aren’t meant to be taken seriously. They are air cover for banking executives who like taking advantage of customers and politicians who want to do favors for the financial lobby. That’s the purpose of economism, and why it continues to be so influential.

[Disclosure: He discusses my recent arbitration/Wells Fargo article at length.]

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