Freedom as the forgetting of debt


After all, every Mafiosi understands this. If you want to take a relation of violent extortion, sheer power, and turn it into something moral, and most of all, make it seem like the victims are to blame, you turn it into a relation of debt. "You owe me, but I’ll cut you a break for now…"

This interview with David Graeber is the best big-picture account of the current state of the world I've read in a while.