If you haven’t had the chance to read anthropologist David Graebner’s book Debt then you will have another book to put on your reading list.
The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good by Richard Dienst is reviewed here at Dissent magazine and looks well worth a read. I am quite fascinated by this emergent topic and how it is becoming a focal point for people outside of Occupy circles. Main stream academics are now seeing that it is the social construct of debt that is at the core of political economy and until we deal with that, every other element of social philosophy will suffer. Along with a lot of people.