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Debt : the first 5,000 years

by David Graeber

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it's good to see   (2013-01-14)


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by zincsulphate


This book led me to re-think some of the fundamental aspects I have always thought our modern society is based upon: the basis of the current monetary system, market economies, the illusion of barter markets and most fundamentaly the way that debt is intertwined into the fabric of human interaction.

Overall this is pleasant read, as an overview of market and monetary history from an anthropological perspective. The book starts to lag in sections where the author tries to apply his own solutions to the problems at hand, although I agree that love and trust are     magnesium sulphate      a good basis for personal interaction and will always have to be present, I do not think that they alone are able to create a system that is capable of organizing the global society on it's current scale.     


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