THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED REPUBLICAN, WE’D SEE A RETURN TO DICKENSIAN HORRORS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! The Return of Debtors’ Prisons: Collection Agencies Now Want Deadbeats Arrested. “As if life wasn’t already tense enough for Americans who can’t pay their debts, collection agencies are now taking advantage of archaic state laws to have some debtors arrested and sent to jail. . . . Jailing debtors for not paying their debts is apparently especially popular in Illinois.”

If only Illinois had had a state Senator who, I don’t know, really cared about people. Oh, well.