- @markburgess_osl Debt is indeed a promise! https://t.co/eJkiAOyH5h. .
- @siddy_sid001 “Debt: the first 5000 years” by @davidgraeber is an amazing book on the subject
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. --