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Covid ‐ 19 Capitalism, Neoliberal Debt & the Need for Sovereign Money

16 Apr , 2020  

… If no one borrowed, our capitalist economies would go into severe contraction because the vast majority of our money is created as debt. This is why financial elites were rattled during the global financial crisis: they feared credit would dry up and credit    is   the   lifeblood    of     global    capitalism ...

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Contingency and Foundation: Rethinking Money, Debt, and Finance after the Crisis

21 Okt , 2018  

The origins of the financial crisis of 2007–8 have been widely understood in terms of the financial system having transgressed the boundaries of its proper role and place in society; and the response has been driven above all by a concern that key dimensions of the social order have become ...

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Bitcoin: a Digital Alternative?

11 Apr , 2018  

I first paid little attention to Bitcoin, thinking that there are probably more Elvis Presley impersonators than there are people in the world who have traded or owned it. But seeing that central banks have issued policy statements on Bitcoin, that the FBI has ‘seized’ Bitcoin assets used by drug ...

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