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A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable.
Many levies could never be paid and it led to ludicrous cases such as the woman in Kidderminster - who had not eaten in days after her benefits were stopped - being hit with an unpayable PS328.
Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya (India) said: "Monsanto has pushed GMOs in order to collect royalties from poor farmers, trapping them in unpayable debt.
Much attention is paid to our economic deficit, but whilst that diverts our attention, the debt to nature is building up, and that deficit will soon be unpayable.
An unpayable debt is, one way or another, a haircut.
You can hold onto title deeds of homeowners, to borrow unpayable bank loans; use government offices and positions to buy and sell favours, principles and influence with impunity; defraud banks and government, property and assets; mistreat vulnerable 'foreign' workers and not pay them for work done and rejoice in cruelty inflicted on others.
Mr Lyons is also fearful that vulnerable people who become thieves because they can't afford to feed themselves could be landed with unpayable fines, or that innocent people would end up with criminal records rather than pay the fees.
Third, despite the awareness of most economists and financial institutions that Greece needs significant debt relief because its current debt is unpayable, the Troika have nevertheless insisted on more austerity measures, including a fire-sale of assets and effectively, control of the Greek Central Bank and treasury.
It is also financially noxious, because the proceeds will go toward servicing what even the IMF now admits is an unpayable debt.
Only they have the power to decide what happens next - whether to shove Greece out of the eurozone or offer some path forward for the Greek economy, starting by writing down its huge and unpayable debts.
ObamaCare, executive amnesty, and "climate change" policy (read destruction of access to affordable energy) will destroy still mote American jobs and pile on more unpayable debt that mortgages the future of our children.
In the United States, and most other countries, there are bankruptcy laws designed to allow for companies and individuals facing unpayable debt to make a new start.