Monday, 3 October 2011

Strange times

Reuters has an article about debt cancellation, citing the idea of the jubilee. So now we have established economists and politicians warming up not only to the Tobin tax and alternative currency systems, but the jubilee as well! The motive, of course, is to "jumpstart the economy", or, in other words, to save capitalism. But, still, I think interesting opportunities are opening up here!

On debt cancellation:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/03/us-haircut-idUSTRE79125J20111003

On local exchange networks/alternative currencies:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/world/europe/in-greece-barter-networks-surge.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all%3Fsrc%3Dtp&smid=fb-share

Tobin tax:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/08/european-parliament-backs-tobin-tax

By the way, I'm reading Graeber's Debt right now. Hope to be back with a report later.

1 comment:

  1. Carl, please send me your e-mail. I am trying to contact you regarding the possibility of interviewing you or having you contribute an essay.

    Robert D. Wilson
    foamfish@gmail.com

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