Bankruptcy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver details why people file for bankruptcy, how needlessly difficult the process can be, and the ways we can better serve people struggling with debt.

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46 Comments

  1. Blue Baby on April 27, 2021 at 2:21 am

    That commercial is Saul Goodman like lol

  2. Romana Bereneth on April 27, 2021 at 2:23 am

    I owe over a quarter million in student debt. I earn about 800 dollars a month and get no assistance from the government. I’ve exhausted my job options. Cool.

  3. Glenn Calkins on April 27, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I could believe I’m "paying for" Trump’s 11 chapter 11 bankruptcies.

  4. eric stevens on April 27, 2021 at 2:25 am

    maybe don’t go in to 80K of college debt. ridiculous to be pissed off you can’t waive a wand and erase debt. it shifts to someone else, it doesn’t disappear. I don’t want to pay for your obligations.

  5. hpqphpqp on April 27, 2021 at 2:25 am

    USA! USA! NUMBER ONE!

    at finding every possible way to screw over anyone who is not rich (or white, etc.)

  6. sshaxy on April 27, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Wow yeah I always wondered why the Democratic Party was so against the filibuster after all these years. Lol. I’m sure when they need to use the filibuster they would shift their argument

  7. rezkalla on April 27, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Passed by George W Bush.

  8. Jordan Chatterton on April 27, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Oliver’s brain is a gift to society.

    *sonic commercials not in there service areas need to die, same with DQ lol*

  9. InfoJunkie on April 27, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Just one more example of many that proves why Joe Biden is such a self-serving POS

  10. JLH0133 on April 27, 2021 at 2:33 am

    I don’t know much about college tuition; I come from a country with free education. However, now that you have the system that you have with student loans and so on, wouldn’t you prefer a system where people can’t erase their debt by declaring bankruptcy right after graduating, right?

    Or did I misunderstand something?

  11. Liberty Springs on April 27, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Anyone starting college at this point should know not to use student loans

  12. Chris Bovell on April 27, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Over 200,000 for my doctorate and I don’t even have undergrad debt. Yeah… student loan debt is out of control

  13. The Gamer Pau on April 27, 2021 at 2:39 am

    This is the good thing about John Oliver. Whoever is the president, he can stand in front that person and criticize

  14. sshaxy on April 27, 2021 at 2:40 am

    John, thank you for this informative video. I feel for the poor personal bankruptcy filers.

    Now, can you do another video about the rich white large corporation bankruptcy filers that file one like chapter 11? I just don’t want people to get the idea that bankruptcy is only for poor people. People like trump who’s large businesses file bankruptcy shouldn’t get any sympathy!

  15. sshaxy on April 27, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Personal bankruptcy sure… but those big businesses that pull bankruptcy like Trump and other large business can go fuck off. Always screwing small businesses and people by not being able to pay them off. And the people who are in charge of those large Corp are not personally liable whatsoever. “It ain’t their money that’s gone”

  16. darknightoftroy on April 27, 2021 at 2:41 am

    I’m still sad that Elizabeth Warren isn’t president……

  17. Samoht Sirood on April 27, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Kevin O’Leary’s biggest thing that he does is be a hypocrite…

  18. Samoht Sirood on April 27, 2021 at 2:43 am

    "If you want to know the truth before you run up your credit cards and decide to stop paying make sure that you switch your address switch your phone number on file to both out of state that you live in… Also get rid of your mailbox and address markings on your house see when you don’t know comes up to you and says your name asking if it’s you don’t say yes. Walk away close the door tell him you don’t live here get off your property… Most importantly do not answer the door if it’s a cop!!! If they have enough for the warrant they can come back and kick the door in if not then they have no reason and no ability to come on into your house legally unless you open the door DO NOT open the door! Either way you must start waiting 10 years… Immediately try to rebuild your credit and let those accounts fall off don’t answer the phone to collectors or anything else and also don’t have a voicemail setup that we know we can leave messages on your phone… They can only send text and you can block the number or act like you didn’t receive it"….. All of that is some Robin Hood good for the common people illegal credit advice I got from some onetime… Just figured I would share that here.

  19. Luke Serna on April 27, 2021 at 2:44 am

    …symptoms of CaPiTaLiSm

  20. SpeedTopia on April 27, 2021 at 2:45 am

    and i actually subscribe to the channel of the guy feeding racoons hot dogs…LOL…great channel by the way, especially if you are an animal lover ❤

  21. Isaac Campos on April 27, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Don’t matter if you go bankrupt, the govt will save you! … If you’re a corporation.

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  24. A3 on April 27, 2021 at 2:55 am

    "Now you see me" "now you don’t" what a lost opportunity

  25. Evildeadhead on April 27, 2021 at 2:55 am

    So you’re saying Trump filing for bankruptcy isn’t his fault?

  26. Rodrigo Aravena on April 27, 2021 at 2:58 am

    It must be amazing to live and breath all that freedom everyday. SOOOO MUCH freedom…!
    "U – S – A…! U – S – A…! U – S – A…! U – S – A…!…."
    #lol

  27. H2 Lo on April 27, 2021 at 3:00 am

    So Americans needs the Republicans to help them do the right thing again… good luck in that. Republicans are only interested in helping the rich and powerful.

  28. Kevin S. on April 27, 2021 at 3:01 am

    United States, the ‘Best Country in the World, The Country of Freedom’ never ceases to amaze me. It does everything it can to screw their citizens left and right.

  29. Samoht Sirood on April 27, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Just don’t ever go to school cuz you can’t get rid of student debt start companies in Delaware the first state where you have immunity from disclosing who owns the company and run the company’s build them up build credit then eventually run them into the ground and bankrupt them will not affect your personal credit and free money, Merica!!!

  30. Ethan S on April 27, 2021 at 3:06 am

    This is gigantic fallacy after gigantic fallacy. You fail to mention why chapter 13 doesn’t work. People who file them simply can’t even pay the fractional payments. I have zero sympathy for people who make stupid financial decisions.

  31. Erica Townsend on April 27, 2021 at 3:07 am

    im triggered. 2008 grad with 120k student loans…..and here we are again 2020/21.. swear i don’t see a future a this rate.

  32. Melle Kroesbergen on April 27, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Hey can you send me a link to that video of the man with the raccoons ? Thanks

  33. Erez Shpirer on April 27, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Will he ever be out of void?

  34. Jackie V on April 27, 2021 at 3:11 am

    My grandma filed 2-3 times. She is a shopaholic and her prescriptions are expensive.

  35. Alex Arthurs on April 27, 2021 at 3:12 am

    17:45 damn Biden used to able to talk so much more coherently

  36. asldkfjasldkfj on April 27, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Oliver is a corporate tool

  37. Ty Somers on April 27, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Wait am I supposed to feel bad for the girl that went 80k in debt by choosing to go to an expensive school. What

  38. johnnystir on April 27, 2021 at 3:13 am

    20:42 two of my favorite YouTube Channels intersect! James Blackwood’s channel is fantastic.

  39. Joe Schmoe on April 27, 2021 at 3:13 am

    All she has to do is renounce her citizenship then leave the country and sneak back in as an illegal alien and the government will give her a bunch of free money.

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  41. By dawn's early light on April 27, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Well for the haters out there, until your news outlets start criticizing your own, you got nothing to say. Biden wasn’t the best choice, but he was better than that weasel trump…

  42. Malva on April 27, 2021 at 3:18 am

    "See, that was your problem, you got to stop having children with expensive medical conditions. That kind of reckless behaviour will lead you do debt."

  43. Jonnathan Romero Huertas on April 27, 2021 at 3:19 am

    It is painful to understand how rigged is the game

  44. Craig Mingus on April 27, 2021 at 3:20 am

    You never realize how much #JohnOliver cusses until you watch an episode with your 90 y/o #grandmother. It’s literally cringe-worthy when you realize how many times he says "fuck" during his show. Could John Oliver actually get through an episode w/o cussing? I challenge him.

  45. Onimusashi85 on April 27, 2021 at 3:20 am

    A fellow 2008 graduate. What a terrible time to finish college! I couldn’t find a job for the longest time!

  46. sad199 6 on April 27, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Glad to see criticism of liberals as well. Prolly one of the only mainstream news show that has truly leftist slant. Not perfect but it’s great that ppl who are “liberals” realize their party isn’t really on their side either and there’s a whole other left side they don’t even know about

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