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...and forgive them their debts
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Selected "Best Books of 2018: Economics" by The Financial Times In ...and forgive them their debts, renowned economist Michael Hudson - one of the few who could see the 2008 financial crisis coming - takes us on an epic journey through the economies of ancient civilizations and reveals their relevance for us today. For the past 40 years, in conjunction with Harvard's Peabody Museum, he and his colleagues have documented how interest-bearing debt was invented in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, and then disseminated to the ancient world. What the Bronze Age rulers understood was that avoiding economic instability required regular royal debt cancellations. Professor Hudson documents dozens of these these royal edicts and traces the archeological record and history of debt, and how societies have dealt with (or failed to deal with) the proliferation of debts that cannot be paid - and their consequences. In the pages of ...and forgive them their debts, readers will discover how debt played a central role in shaping ancient societies, and how it continues to shape our world - often destructively. The Big Question: What happens when debts cannot be paid? Will there be a writedown in favor of debtors (as is routinely done for large corporations), or will creditors be allowed to foreclose (as is done to personal debtors and mortgagees), leading to the creditors' political takeover of the economy's assets - and ultimately the government itself? Historically, the remedy of record was the royal Clean Slate proclamation, or biblical Jubilee Year of debt forgiveness. The Real Message of Jesus: Jesus's first sermon announced that he had come to proclaim a Clean Slate debt cancellation (the Jubilee Year), as was first described in the Bible (Leviticus 25), and had been used in Babylonia since Hammurabi's dynasty. This message - more than any other religious claim - is what threatened his enemies, and is why he was put to death. This interpretation has been all but expunged from our contemporary understanding of the phrase, "…and forgive them their debts," in The Lord's Prayer. It has been changed to "…and forgive them their trespasses (or sins)," depending on the particular Christian tradition that influenced the translation from the Greek opheilema/opheiletes (debts/debtors). Contrary to the message of Jesus, also found in the Old Testament of the Bible and in other ancient texts, debt repayment has become sanctified and mystified as a way of moralizing claims on borrowers, allowing creditor elites and oligarchs the leverage to take over societies and privatize personal and public assets - especially in hard times. Historically, no monarchy or government has survived takeover by creditor elites and oligarchs (viz: Rome). Perhaps most striking is that - according to a nearly complete consensus of Assyriologists and biblical scholars - the Bible is preoccupied with debt forgiveness more than with sin. In a time of increasing economic and political polarization, and a global economy deeper in debt than at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, ...and forgive them their debts documents what individuals, governments and societies can learn from the ancient past for restoring economic and social stability today.

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...and forgive them their debts
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Selected "Best Books of 2018: Economics" by The Financial Times In ...and forgive them their debts, renowned economist Michael Hudson - one of the few who could see the 2008 financial crisis coming - takes us on an epic journey through the economies of ancient civilizations and reveals their relevance for us today. For the past 40 years, in conjunction with Harvard's Peabody Museum, he and his colleagues have documented how interest-bearing debt was invented in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, and then disseminated to the ancient world. What the Bronze Age rulers understood was that avoiding economic instability required regular royal debt cancellations. Professor Hudson documents dozens of these these royal edicts and traces the archeological record and history of debt, and how societies have dealt with (or failed to deal with) the proliferation of debts that cannot be paid - and their consequences. In the pages of ...and forgive them their debts, readers will discover how debt played a central role in shaping ancient societies, and how it continues to shape our world - often destructively. The Big Question: What happens when debts cannot be paid? Will there be a writedown in favor of debtors (as is routinely done for large corporations), or will creditors be allowed to foreclose (as is done to personal debtors and mortgagees), leading to the creditors' political takeover of the economy's assets - and ultimately the government itself? Historically, the remedy of record was the royal Clean Slate proclamation, or biblical Jubilee Year of debt forgiveness. The Real Message of Jesus: Jesus's first sermon announced that he had come to proclaim a Clean Slate debt cancellation (the Jubilee Year), as was first described in the Bible (Leviticus 25), and had been used in Babylonia since Hammurabi's dynasty. This message - more than any other religious claim - is what threatened his enemies, and is why he was put to death. This interpretation has been all but expunged from our contemporary understanding of the phrase, "…and forgive them their debts," in The Lord's Prayer. It has been changed to "…and forgive them their trespasses (or sins)," depending on the particular Christian tradition that influenced the translation from the Greek opheilema/opheiletes (debts/debtors). Contrary to the message of Jesus, also found in the Old Testament of the Bible and in other ancient texts, debt repayment has become sanctified and mystified as a way of moralizing claims on borrowers, allowing creditor elites and oligarchs the leverage to take over societies and privatize personal and public assets - especially in hard times. Historically, no monarchy or government has survived takeover by creditor elites and oligarchs (viz: Rome). Perhaps most striking is that - according to a nearly complete consensus of Assyriologists and biblical scholars - the Bible is preoccupied with debt forgiveness more than with sin. In a time of increasing economic and political polarization, and a global economy deeper in debt than at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, ...and forgive them their debts documents what individuals, governments and societies can learn from the ancient past for restoring economic and social stability today.

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The Forged Coupon and Other Stories , Hörbuch, ...
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The Forged Coupon is a novella in two parts by Leo Tolstoy. In Part One, the schoolboy Mitya is in desperate need of money to pay a debt, but his father refuses to help him. He then changes a 2.50 rouble bond coupon to read 12.50 roubles. This one wicked deed sets off a chain of events which affects the lives of dozens of others. In Part Two, a good deed also sets of a series of events, but to the benefit of many people.  Museum Audiobooks strives to present audiobook versions of authentic, unabridged historical texts from prior eras which contain a variety of points of view. The texts do not represent the views or opinions of Museum Audiobooks, and in certain cases may contain perspectives or language that is objectionable to the modern listener. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001411/bk_yurt_001411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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NPR American Chronicles: World War I, Hörbuch, ...
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Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as "the war to end all wars", the First World War eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over 27 nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles. Contents: Introduction by Rachel Martin "Washington’s World War I Memorial" "Stumbling Into World War I, Like Sleepwalkers" "1913 Leads a Tour of the World a Century Ago" "A Race Against Time to Find WWI’s Last Doughboys" "The Human Toll of the War To End All Wars" "National World War I Museum" "Frank Buckles: Last U.S. Veteran of World War I" "Belgian Exhibit Honors Hoover’s WWI Effort" "Christmas Truce" "Battle of the River Aisne" "WWI Poetry: The Words of War" "Ground War: Winston Rochet" "Last Post: Final Thoughts from Britain’s WWI Vets" "Diary Provides Black Soldier’s View of WWI" "Battle of the Somme" "France Pays Tribute to Early U.S. Fighter Pilots" "Thomas Sopwith, Plane Designer" "'Fast Eddie' Rickenbacker" "Robert K. Massie’s Castles of Steel" "Veterans Day Journey Ends Near WWI Trenches" "New Clues in Lusitania’s Sinking" "Germany’s Last WWI Debt" "Artists’ Masks Hid Wounds of WWI Soldiers" "WWI Munitions Still Live Beneath Western Front" "11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour" "The Middle East and the West: WWI and Beyond" "The 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000826/bk_high_000826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Alive AG In debt Punk CD Black International
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Man stelle sich eine brodelnde Mixtur aus Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Fall, Wire und Maximo Park in ihrer Frühphase vor, Black Internationals Post-Punk-Adrenalin könnte das Ergebnis sein.nnBlack International ist ein Post-Punk-infiziertes Duo aus dem schottischen Edinburgh. Die Band wurde Ende 2006 von Stewart Allan (Gesang, Gitarre) und Craig Peebles (Schlagzeug) mit der Intention gegründet, auf den Punkt gebrachte, brutale Pop-Musik zu zelebrieren. Aggressive, primitive, noisy, melodic, nervy... Like dirty broken glass, so die tonale Selbstbeschreibung der Band in einem Interview. Mit anderen Worten: Giftig rockende und gleichsam ohrwurmige Post-Punk-Kicks stehen auf dem Programm. Als Einflüsse bezeichnen die zwei Musiker billige Fender-Gitarren, fiesen Rotwein und nicht genug Tageslicht, musikalisch wurden die Schotten in Relation gesetzt mit Klängen, die via Glasgow und Edinburgh 1979-81, Manchester 1979-82 und Pazifischer Nordwesten 1988-91 an die Oberfläche drangen. Das Album In Debt wurde in Glasgow mit Engineer Andrew Bush (We Were Promised Jetpacks, Mitchell Museum, The Seventeenth Century) aufgenommen, der es verstand, den feurig rockenden Songs einen satten Sound-Mantel zu verpassen. TRACKS: 1. A Million Mouths 02:58 2. Destruct-o- 03:54 3. Dread (Excerpt) 04:11 4. Word Virus 02:36 5. Know You Exist 03:41 6. Interval 01:04 7. The City Is Dead 04:02 8. Monument 03:00 9. Idle Worship 02:37 10. Feed Me Rhetoric 03:07 11. You Can Trust Me 02:58

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Reading Joyce
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`Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake. The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality, but it could also be claimed that the professors have served to distance Joyce from his audience, turning his writings into museum pieces, pored over and admired, but rarely touched. In this remarkable book, steeped in the learning gained from a lifetime's reading, David Pierce blends word, life and image to bring the works of one of the great modern writers within the reach of every reader. With a sharp eye for detail and an evident delight in the cadences of Joyce's work, Pierce proves a perfect companion, always careful and courteous, pausing to point out what might otherwise be missed. Like the best of critics, his suggestive readings constantly encourage the reader back to Joyce's own words. Beginning with Dubliners and closing with Finnegans Wake, Reading Joyce is full of insights that are original and illuminating, and Pierce succeeds in presenting Joyce as an author both more straightforward and infinitely more complex than we had perhaps imagined. T. S. Eliot wrote of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, that it is `a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape'. With David Pierce as a guide, the debt we owe to Joyce becomes clearer, and the need to flee is greatly reduced. 

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Love's Troubadours
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Karma Francois is a thirty-something, California-born BoHo BAP (Bohemian Black American Princess) with Louisiana roots and urban debutante flair. But her life has suddenly taken a drastic turn. Her relationships and the museum curator career that she struggled to form in New York City have crumbled, leaving no viable options to rebuild. Relocating to Washington, DC, Karma struggles with denial, depression, and debt. A lack of full-time employment opportunities forces her to craft a gypsy existence as a Jill of Many Trades: yoga teacher, art consultant, and freelance curator. Unable and unwilling to appreciate these jobs as gifts, she wallows in a pool of lost identity-and doesn't see a way to keep from drowning. When she looks in the mirror, Karma sees a woman whose choices have dishonored her true character. Now, for the first time in her life, Karma must learn to see herself for who she really is. Love's Troubadours reveals how our everyday decisions affect our future and explores the healing power of love.

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Reading Joyce
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`Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake. The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality, but it could also be claimed that the professors have served to distance Joyce from his audience, turning his writings into museum pieces, pored over and admired, but rarely touched. In this remarkable book, steeped in the learning gained from a lifetime's reading, David Pierce blends word, life and image to bring the works of one of the great modern writers within the reach of every reader. With a sharp eye for detail and an evident delight in the cadences of Joyce's work, Pierce proves a perfect companion, always careful and courteous, pausing to point out what might otherwise be missed. Like the best of critics, his suggestive readings constantly encourage the reader back to Joyce's own words. Beginning with Dubliners and closing with Finnegans Wake, Reading Joyce is full of insights that are original and illuminating, and Pierce succeeds in presenting Joyce as an author both more straightforward and infinitely more complex than we had perhaps imagined. T. S. Eliot wrote of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, that it is `a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape'. With David Pierce as a guide, the debt we owe to Joyce becomes clearer, and the need to flee is greatly reduced.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Reading Joyce
42,99 € *
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`Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake. The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality, but it could also be claimed that the professors have served to distance Joyce from his audience, turning his writings into museum pieces, pored over and admired, but rarely touched. In this remarkable book, steeped in the learning gained from a lifetime's reading, David Pierce blends word, life and image to bring the works of one of the great modern writers within the reach of every reader. With a sharp eye for detail and an evident delight in the cadences of Joyce's work, Pierce proves a perfect companion, always careful and courteous, pausing to point out what might otherwise be missed. Like the best of critics, his suggestive readings constantly encourage the reader back to Joyce's own words. Beginning with Dubliners and closing with Finnegans Wake, Reading Joyce is full of insights that are original and illuminating, and Pierce succeeds in presenting Joyce as an author both more straightforward and infinitely more complex than we had perhaps imagined. T. S. Eliot wrote of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, that it is `a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape'. With David Pierce as a guide, the debt we owe to Joyce becomes clearer, and the need to flee is greatly reduced. 

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