Retailers have themselves to thank for lower Christmas sales

The Hill | December 11, 2013

According to a study recently released by the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, the Durbin Amendment has had a net cost to consumers of between $22 and $25 billion dollars. That’s the value of over ten million Kindle Paper Whites on, two million Play Station 4s, and six million LeapFrog Leap Pads (in case you were wondering). It’s also the total of what consumers will not be able to spend on loved ones and holiday expenses, thanks to increases in payment card costs.

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