Thursday, August 13, 2009

Payback (Margaret Atwood)

An interesting volume on the nature and social construction of debt. She made some great points about socializing young adults into assuming debt as a way to provide structure and meaning to their lives.

Interesting history of debt as a construct, though a little dry at times. I don't fully understand how Atwood chose WHICH incantations of debt to include, but that's why she's the author and I'm not.

Made for a nice plane read and I will pretty much pick up anything she's ever written.

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