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Debt: the first five thousand years

Graeber, David (2009) Debt: the first five thousand years. Eurozine (20 Aug 2009). Website.

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Throughout its 5000 year history, debt has always involved institutions −− whether Mesopotamian sacred kingship, Mosaic jubilees, Sharia or Canon Law −− that place controls on debt's potentially catastrophic social consequences. It is only in the current era, writes anthropologist David Graeber, that we have begun to see the creation of the first effective planetary administrative system largely in order to protect the interests of creditors.

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Additional Information: © 2009 The Author © 2009 Eurozine
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 23:25

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