Debts: The First 5.000 Years

Author: David Gräber

Bestseller (2012)


Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He Author of several books: “Revolutions in Reverse”; “The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement” and many more. Criticizes the neo-Darwinist view as well as the socio-economic structures of our society.


“Debts: The First 5.000 Years” is a book by Prof. David Gräber published in 2011.

The key argument of the book “Debts” is that the imprecise, informal, community-building indebtedness of “human economies” is only replaced by mathematically precise, firmly enforced debts, through the introduction of violence, usually state-sponsored violence (military or police).






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