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David Graeber
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David Graeber is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years. He teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is the author of Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People, and Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. He has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review.

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9 Things You Didn't Know About The History Of Debt (PHOTOS)

Posted July 29, 2011 | 14:43:20 (EST)

Debt seems to be everywhere in the news nowadays: debt ceilings, sovereign debt crises, credit crunches, senate battles over debt protection agencies, subprime mortgages, the creeping feeling that the United States has somehow hocked itself to China. It might cause one to wonder: how did all this happen? How did...

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