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Over 11,200 San Diegans behind on their water bill owe more than $1,000, which accounts for 16 percent of the total delinquent bills.
If they overzealously collect on delinquent loans, the public relations and regulatory cost could be high—at a time when the monetary value of trying to collect on many of those loans is at an all-time low.
As McDonald noted in a 2008 Brookings op-ed, local ward bosses, “who knew their neighbors intimately, dispensed jobs and favors for votes” and political machines “paid supporters’ taxes in states that disenfranchised tax delinquents.”
What’s remarkable is that so far, JPMorgan is seeing a tiny fraction of its loans go delinquent.
Until this year, lenders booked credit costs, called “provisions,” mostly based on the length of time loans were delinquent.
The reason is that the pre-delinquent is not attracted by such forms of recreation or healthy pleasure.
It is a curious and amusing fact that the great smuggler (p. 267) and real delinquent was Napoleon himself.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
The hubbub increased behind him; and several peace-officers of the Royal Household came up to apprehend the delinquent.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
These parsons are used to being victimised and are known not to be too harsh upon the delinquent.
Non-delinquent or non-sequestrated private patronage and the obligation of tithes were retained.

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