Sanders invokes Dante in anti-Wall Street crusade

Presidential hopeful slams 'usury'

(ANSA) - New York, January 7 - US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has evoked Dante in his crusade against Wall Street.
    Arguing for limits on credit-card interest, he said Thursday "the Bible has a name for this practice, it's called usury. And in the Divine Comedy Dante reserved a special place in the Seventh Circle of Hell for those who give loans at usury-level interest". Wall Street's greed, he said, "is destroying the fabric of our nation".
    If Wall Street fails to curb that greed, said the Vermont Senator, "we'll do it for them.
    "Fraud is Wall Street's business model", he said, saying the Fed had been "hijacked" by bankers.


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