(1) He was litigious, speculated cannily on the property market, hoarded grain in times of shortage and may have practised usury .(2) Make no mistake, this is high-street robbery and amounts to usury in all but name!(3) The loan scheme is in fact a case of state-sponsored usury , carried out at the expense of young people.(4) But where do you draw the line between this kind of usury and legitimate lending?(5) Fighting against usury and the persecution of debtors has a long religious history as well as a social justice lineage.(6) And he also sought government intervention to bust the powerful trusts and take back the railroad land holdings and bring down the ├ö├ç├┐Shylock-like├ö├ç├û rates of usury .(7) Although usury was theoretically forbidden, in practice it was allowed at rates of no more than ten percent per annum.(8) The Roman Catholic church fathers took strong stands on the question of usury , which they saw as not merely excessive interest, but any injustice in trade.(9) They also practised usury , charging an interest rate of 5 per cent a day.(10) the medieval prohibition on usury(11) Rent as he defined it, was an ├ö├ç├┐immoral tax,├ö├ç├û paid as tribute to landlords, and was synonymous with interest, profit, usury , and tax.(12) As Mongolian incomes tended to be seasonal there was ample opportunity for usury .(13) The superpower of the ancient world was influenced both by God and by the demons of materialism, violence, self-love, fraud, and usury .(14) The biblical parable of the talents was the central interpretative puzzle in this regard since it appears to advocate usury and, worse still, the careful preserver loses all and the usurer gains more.(15) We need a new Prescription for America, a regulatory structure which puts a ceiling on drug company profits the same way credit laws establish what constitutes usury .(16) I think an economy should be based on thrift, on taking care of things, not on theft, usury , seduction, waste, and ruin.