Many Americans have benefited from the economic boom of recent years – but if predictions of a recession are true, the landing will be especially rough for those of us who have accumulated credit card debt. In a new book, economic sociologist Robert Manning outlines the extent of the consumer debt problem, and explains how we got to this point.

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  • Robert Manning author of "Credit Card Nation" and "Living With Debt," and is the founder of the Responsible Debt Relief Institute.

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