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Money and Finances

Consumerism, Property, Ownership, Community and the Eucharist

The link between property and freedom is a crucial one. Free-market advocates tend to be agnostic on the question of ownership: barring external interference, an exchange is formally free even if the only thing a person has to exchange is his or her labor. But as the example of Rosa Martinez makes plain, having no …

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Work Makes Us Slaves

I’m not really sure if we are capable anymore of a society where people enjoy their lives and work is part of living and not done to make money so that they can live. We’ve dug ourselves into a pretty deep hole and can’t imagine anyway out of it. Work for many people is simply …

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The Difference Between Owing Someone A Favor And Owing Someone A Debt

By far the book of 2012 for me (it possibly has taken me 8 months to read it, I’m not great with history). Nevertheless, this book was phenominal and eye-opening. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber – Here is a great quote from the book that helps to summarize some of his arguments and …

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