David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years

In the interest of fostering a discussion of debt here, it makes sense to let readers know what’s being written on the subject elsewhere. In that spirit here is the first in a series of bibliographic posts…

David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years (2011) has recently generated considerable debate on the topic of debt. You can find a fascinating interdisciplinary discussion of this book at Crooked Timber here and further related posts here. My own comments (mainly about Graeber’s use of ancient history) are here.