Origins and History of the Passions of War

In BLOOD RITES, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence: What draws our species to war and even makes us see it as a kind of sacred undertaking? BLOOD RITES takes us on an original journey from the elaborate human sacrifices of the ancient world to the carnage and holocaust of twentieth-century "total war."

TRADE history, myths + realities

see also pre historyneolithic to ancientancient to classicclassic-to-moderntrade historyslave tradehidden-history upates 3-2022 23-3-2022 Free to trade efficiency? by Peter Radford Fascinating. The war in Europe is messing with some major preconceptions and exposing some as illusions that, perhaps, we would be better off without. Take, for instance, The Economist magazine’s leader article entitled “Trading with the … Continue reading TRADE history, myths + realities

DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

degrowth updates here Décroissance, or degrowth, is a story of hope amidst adversity. Just like Xmas. Born of the adversities of a poisoned and plundered planet, degrowthers say "No! No More! Let's get out of the Old National Market Hall of Sickly Scarcity and into the New Global Banquet Hall of Happy Abundance... Yes, contrary … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

Nigel Dodd

NIGEL DODD  twitter The Social Life of Money  2014  book review by Philipp Degens Nigel Dodd’s The Social Life of Money is an original and comprehensive contribution ... It is a must-read for any scholar interested in the topic as it helps to better understand the nature of money –or, of monies. Also, surely many … Continue reading Nigel Dodd