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The theology of debt

tomorrow afternoon (thursday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the theology of debt (episode 4 of 10 in the promises, promises: a history of debt series) (presented by anthropologist david graeber) 229 more words

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

K. V. Cybil

The recent film from Martin Scorsese tries to give a message from the Wall Street to the world about the new movements created in the wake of a recession. 527 more words

There is no such thing as a free gift

“There is no such thing as free lunch.” To this, Mauss would add ‘free gift‘ For him, free gift is an oxymoron. A gift comes with three obligations: to give, to receive, and to reciprocate. 489 more words

Book Reviews

NPR Book Review: The Utopia of Rules

My review of David Graeber’s The Utopia of Rules, is up now at NPR.


Searching for Spirit: David Graeber's Covert History of Democracy

As a blow-by-blow account of the Occupy Wall Street protests and a solid exposition of the movement’s aims and principles, David Graeber’s The Democracy Project  1,475 more words


Work, Sex and Power: The Forces that Shaped our History

A encapsulated version of the new sweeping history of humankind

by Willie Thompson

The current crises with mass casualties and associated horrors in Ukraine and the Middle East naturally have their own twenty-first century character. 1,622 more words


Is your job useful to anyone at all?

At work today people had a meeting about a future meeting where the new management structure is to be rolled out including a new member of staff who will be responsible for corporate transparency. 496 more words