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The Politics of Debt

13 October 2010
14:00to17:00

The Politics of Debt: Concepts and experiences of debt have become central to the management of contemporary capitalism,  to understandings of its consequences and to social experience at every scale. National debt, personal debt, ecological debt are key issues for understanding contemporary culture and politics. But what exactly is debt? Can we manage without it? Are current levels of personal, national, corporate and ecological debt sustainable; and what are the origins of this most fundamental concept?

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