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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

by David Graeber Author

Debt is a tale as old as time. From bartering 5,000 years ago to student loans today, debt has always been a part of society. But does it need to be? And do we need to feel shame about debt? How long has debt forgiveness been part of the conversation? All of this and more is explained in this expanded edition featuring new updates on the Occupy movement, the economic crisis of 2008, and more.