The State of Debt

Here are two interesting pieces from varied sources that look into the idea of debt and how we can actually treat debt in different ways.  The first looks to reconsidering how we decide what it is actually just debt and makes a suggestion of how we might reassign our debts based on the utility of the debts for the people who actually pay for them, and the second looks to considering how companies claim debts from nation states, justified as the loss of potential earnings, and the potentially politically crippling effects of these sorts of debts on nations’ sovereignty:

http://www.greenhousethinktank.org/files/greenhouse/home/Debt_Audit_2_col_4.pdf

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/10/obscure-legal-system-lets-corportations-sue-states-ttip-icsid

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