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Authors@Google: David Graeber, DEBT: The First 5000 Years

DEBT: The First 5000 Years While the “national debt” has been the concern du jour of many economists, commentators and politicians, little attention is ever paid to the historical significance of debt. For thousands of years, the struggle between rich and poor has largely taken the form of conflicts between creditors and debtors—of arguments about the rights and wrongs of interest payments, debt peonage, amnesty, repossession, restitution, the sequestering of sheep, the seizing of vineyards, and the selling of debtors’ children into slavery. By the same token, for the past five thousand years, popular insurrections have begun the same way: with the ritual destruction of debt records—tablets, papyri, ledgers; whatever form they might have taken in any particular time and place. Enter anthropologist David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years (July, ISBN 978-1-933633-86-2), which uses these struggles to show that the history of debt is also a history of morality and culture. In the throes of the recent economic crisis, with the very defining institutions of capitalism crumbling, surveys showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans felt that the country’s banks should not be rescued—whatever the economic consequences—but that ordinary citizens stuck with bad mortgages should be bailed out. The notion of morality as a matter of paying one’s debts runs deeper in the United States than in almost any other country. Beginning with a sharp critique of economics (which since

Authors@Google: David Chang

The Authors@Google program welcomed David Chang, chef and owner of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar, Ko, and Bakery & Milk Bar to Google’s New York office to discuss his first book, “Momofuku”. “David Chang has been honored with many awards, including Food & Wine’s Best Chef 2006, Bon Appettit’s Best Chef of the Year 2007, one of GQ’s Men of the Year 2007, and James Beard Awards for Rising Star Chef 2007 and Best Chef New York City 2008.” This event tool place on November 16, 2009.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Sup. David Chiu Sends Message To Eric Mar Opponent: “Board of Supervisor Seats Not For Sale!”

Supervisor David Chiu, president of the SF Board of Supervisors, appears with Eric Mar at a monster press conference of Chinese community leaders to emphasize that the current supervisors’ race in Richmond District 1 has been the most costliest & nastiest of campaigns in recent SF election history. He reminds and warns outside special, “big-money” interests as well as Supervisor Mar’s opponent that “Board of Supervisor seats are not up for sale.” @ Far East Restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown on November 2, 2012

The David Pakman Show – FULL SHOW – August, 21, 2012

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Video Rating: 4 / 5