— Mamading Ceesay at London Creative Labs. INSIGHTS INTO ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AND JOB CREATION FROM SAMUEL BOWLES
David Sirota at Salon. GOP: We’ve been lying all along
Boehner’s admission that we don’t really have a debt crisis reveals his party’s ulterior, program-cutting motives
— Erwin Montgomery at The New Inquiry. Usurer Illusion
“Mike Beggs read Debt, and he didn’t like it…”
“… Admittedly it takes some unpacking, but Debt‘s key themes are in close harmony with the main themes of heterodox economics work going back to Keynes; while the “economics” that Beggs opposes to him represents only the discipline’s more conservative wings. A review of Debt by an economist in a venue like Jacobin could be an important chance for interdisciplinary bridge-building; it’s a pity it turned into an exercise in moat-digging instead.”
— John Plender in The Financial Times. The weakest will win in the euro battle
David Graeber in Guernica. Beholden
Rebecca Solnit and David Graeber on anarchism as a problem-solving tool, the return of debtors’ prisons, and why communism is ingrained in capitalism.
(I think I blogged this before, Graeber’s question just nags at me.)
— Keith Hart at The Memory Bank. In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society
Alicia Bannon, Mitali Nagrecha, Rebekah Diller publications at Brennan Center for Justice. Criminal Justice Debt: A Barrier to Reentry
New York Times article by Ethan Bronner (paywall). Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation
Connor Kilpatrick at Jacobin Magazine.Thirty More Years of Hell
Amazon link to Suzanne Mettler’s book
— Aaron Bady at The New Inquiry. A review: David Graeber’s Debt
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