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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

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Anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: before there was money, there was debt. For more than five thousand years, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goodslong before the invention of coins or cash. Graeber shows us that debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also demonstrates that the language of law and religionwords like "guilt" and "sin"derive from ...

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years
2013, Blackstone Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781469087313

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years
2012, Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn

ISBN-13: 9781612191294

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years
2011, Melville House Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781933633862


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