Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The end of Debt

After talking about it several times here, I have finally finished the David Graeber book Debt. It is a bit of a tome, and I listened to the entire thing as an audiobook, so it was a long term project. And on top of that, it is a rich, fascinating, and enormously thoughtful book, so much so that I would probably do well to simply turn right around and read it again.

Not that I will.

Do I look like a scholar?

Exactly, more like a mad scientist! Thank you.

But the main point is that I loved Debt. It is instantly one of my favorite books ever. It was interesting, informative, and it changed the way I think about some things to make them more in line with how I think about things.

I hope that makes sense.

And the ending of Debt? It is one of the greatest cherries on top I have ever encountered!

There I am reading this brilliant, long, closely argued and researched, scholarly masterpiece of a book by one of the world's smartest people, and the conclusion, as far as I can tell, is exactly one of the main things I have been arguing on clerkmanifesto, in obscurity and with passion, for over a decade:

Maybe the world does owe you a living.


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