Saturday, October 1, 2016

Week 7: Credit, Debt, and Humanity

In "Debt", David Graeber challenges traditional histories of money (the evolution from barter to money to credit). What are some of the contradictions in our thinking about debt/credit that Graeber makes visible in chapters 1 and 11? What is the morality around credit/debt (chapter 1)? What are the alternative histories of credit  arrangements at the time of the rise of capitalism as a dominant economic structure (chapter 11)?