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BBCR4 David Graeber: Promises, Promises - A History of Debt

 
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Mr. Fox



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: BBCR4 David Graeber: Promises, Promises - A History of Debt Reply with quote

I think he's mainly reading from his book 'Debt: The First 5000 Years'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054zdp6/episodes/guide

10 parts, just over 10 mins each... (the first 3 are up already)... It's being broadcast at 1.45pm weekdays over the next 2 weeks.

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The Moral Power of Debt: 1/10 Anthropologist David Graeber examines the moral power that debt holds over people.

What Is Debt?: 2/10 David Graeber asks what debt actually is. It is not as simple as one might think.

The Origin of Money: 3/10 David Graeber examines the centrality of debt to the origin of money.

The Theology of Debt: 4/10 David Graeber considers how the world's religious texts include the language of debt.

The Classical World: 5/10 Anthropologist David Graeber examines debt in the classical period.

The Medieval Period: 6/10 David Graeber examines debt during the medieval period, when coinage largely disappeared.

The Conquistadors and the Birth of the Modern World Economy: 7/10 David Graeber examines the influence of debt during the conquest of South America.

The Birth of Capitalism: 8/10 David Graeber examines the influence of debt during the birth of capitalism...


I'm actually quite shocked that the BBC are broadcasting this, TBH. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mr. F. This looks good. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting Mr Fox. Smile

It's very good. Shame very few people will ever listen to it and think about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Thanks for posting Mr Fox. Smile

It's very good. Shame very few people will ever listen to it and think about it.


I recently completed a MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) on Money and Society run by the Institute For Leadership and Sustainability IFLAS. This course will be run again in August - for those who are interested, details can be found here

The work of David Graeber features prominently - used to highlight just what a load of crock mainstream Economics is. Because virtually every major assumption made is proven to be verifiably false
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raspberry-blower wrote:


The work of David Graeber features prominently

Excellent fellow.

Nice little video from him: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/oct/28/david-graeber-what-government-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about-debt-video
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