(EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood


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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Margaret Atwood Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture 2 upper middle class pseudo left wing and bullshit stars Ms Atwood has written some of my favorite books namely Alias Grace and Oryx and Crake She is very talented in some of her fiction but she really missed the mark unless you are part of

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood The God of Cosmic DebtPayback is a literary anthropology not of the concept or practice of debt but of the relationship between debtor and creditor from ancient Greece to modern Europe and North America Conseuently it will have little interest to economists or lawyers or ethicists to the extent that any of these is looking for evide

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    Margaret Atwood à 4 characters Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Margaret Atwood Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture This book has been billed as a look at the literary side of debt but it is much than that It does indeed look at how debt has appeared in literature including both financial debt and social debt but it also looks at the history and meaning of debt itself Atwood talks repeatedly about the balance that is a natural part of debt for every debtor a creditor She talks about historical practices around debt forgiveness and what that meant to soci

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood à 4 characters Original review date 10 August 2013The whole world is swimming in debt and by that I don't just mean a lot of us are up to

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood This book is titled Payback and the Shadow Side of Wealth It does deal with financial debt but also the larger concept of dept balance and fairness Margaret Atwood is enjoyable smart and witty I enjoyed this book There were many memo

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    Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood à 4 characters As President Obama signs the 800 billion dollar stimulus package today and our national debt balloons to a 53 year high of 10 trillion dollars lots of us have debt on our minds Most of us are simply focusing on how to pay our credit card bills but Margaret Atwood takes on debt from evolutionary spiritual and literary stand

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood Note This Review was written in 2010 – but Atwood’s writing is even relevant now when you consider the rise of the Occupy movement and the near revolutionary activity in Greece Spain and PortugalI like to imagine that baby Margaret Atwood’s first word was not “Mama” or “Dada” but “Why?” When novelist Atwood focuses her curio

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    Margaret Atwood à 4 characters (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood This book could hardly be timely nor from the hand of a better writer No this is not fiction at least not for the most part but a study of debt Margaret Atwood begins her book by considering the idea of fairness upon which so much loaning and p

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    Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture (EBOOK / KINDLE) Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture By Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is the kind of writer who makes me want to read not just of her own writing though certainly I intend to eventually read all she's written but she also makes me want to read everything there is out there Her breadth of knowledge and acuaintance with other texts is always astounding In addition to writing incredible books I'll never forget her wonderful sense of humour and fascinating talks living in Edinburgh was a treat

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Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Margaret Atwood In religion literature and the structure of human societies By looking at how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day from the stories we tell of revenge and sin to the way we order social relationships Atwood argues tha. Original review date 10 August 2013The whole world is swimming in debt and by that I don t just mean a lot of us are up to our eyeballs in overdue bills I mean that the concept of debt of being in hock of owing something to someone of carrying a balance that will soon come due is a construct that permeates our social environment and has done so throughout recorded history The idea of debt is central not only to our financial lives but to our relationships with others the metaphors we use and the stories we tell and it can even be viewed as the primary theme of the Christian religionBut what is debt And why is it so important to the human conditionAtwood is my favorite novelist because her incisive prose cuts so deeply and directly to the unspoken heart of any matter This is the first nonfiction of hers that I ve read and I loved it for the same reason I didn t know I had the capacity to fall so very hard in love with a nonfictional treatiseTypically my opinion of non narrative nonfiction varies along a single axis from interesting to boring Sure there s some room to impress me with style but that s about it This book is on a completely different plane I know that there is literary nonfiction out there and I need to start finding it Trendy Daily Show intellectuals and their workmanlike disuisitions just aren t going to cut it for me any sorry Nate Silver et alIn Payback Atwood looks at the philosophical psychological religious and literary underpinnings of debt searching for a deeper understanding of what it is and why it matters so much to us After noting that justice and fairness are concepts observed not just in all human societies but also in monkey and ape behavior she surmises that there must be something innate within us that latches on to this idea It s part of the basic human smorgasbord of concepts just as building a web is part of a spider s and licking her own butthole is part of my cat sAnd indeed debt is a very old notion Hammurabi s Code introduced the eye for an eye option for settling accounts In ancient Egypt your soul s moral credits and debits had better have evened out by the time you died or else your heart would get thrown to the alligators And ancient Greece and Rome gave us blind Justice balancing the scales to ensure everyone gets what they are owedThe book s most interesting chapters however deal with Christianity Because as Atwood deftly points out the basic story of Christianity is a story about debt God creates Man who then owes the Almighty obedience and worship in return But with original sin Man defaults on this obligation and plunges himself even further into spiritual debt It s such a massive imbalance that Man cannot hope to repay it and get his soul back into the black especially since he keeps sinning and digging himself in deeper but then Jesus comes around to redeem him in both senses of that word The debt is forgiven and Man avoids the debtor s prison that is HellIt s as if our souls are all being held in hock in a mystical pawnshop of the soul where the broker is the devil and only Jesus can spot you the cash you need to get your shit back When you die you ve either accepted the son of God s largesse or whoops time s up Satan gets to keep youThis way of framing Christianity is utterly fascinating to me It takes this archetype that we associate with finances capitalism and worldly concerns and shows how both it and our most holy testaments are cut from exactly the same cloth There are only a few basic archetypes in human symbology and the idea of debt is clearly a cardinal oneAtwood goes on to examine debt in literature whether financial Ebenezer Scrooge s miserliness spiritual Dr Faustus and others who sell their soul to the devil or soaked in blood the Merchant of Venice s pound of flesh Hamlet s obligation of vengeanceFinally she looks at the debt we owe to the natural world we have been drawing on Nature s resources for far too long and the balance is coming dueOverall this book is a fascinating examination of a concept I d previously taken for granted It s insightful smart funny and incredibly readable It won t tell you how to get yourself out of debt but it will give you some insight into why your debt even matters philosophically speaking I can t praise this book enough Atwood is my hero

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Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture

Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Margaret Atwood T the idea of what we owe may well be built into the human imagination as one of its most dynamic metaphors Her final lecture addresses the notion of a debt to nature and the need to find new ways of interacting with the natural world before it is too la. This book could hardly be timely nor from the hand of a better writer No this is not fiction at least not for the most part but a study of debt Margaret Atwood begins her book by considering the idea of fairness upon which so much loaning and paying back are based She then considers the connection between debt and sin pointing out among other things the variance in the Lord s Prayer between forgive us our debts and forgive us our trespasses Atwood goes on to argue that debt is at the heart of much fiction particularly that of the nineteenth century Central to this section is a fascinating reading of Dickens Scrooge a reading that will reverberate with the final section of her book The last two chapters deal with the Shadow Side of debt that is the dark results from incurring a debt one cannot pay back and the ultimate Payback which is what we all might reap for extracting wealth from the earth borrowing from the earth we might say without ever really imagining that the time to pay back our debt would arrive as surely as did the time for Doctor Faustus relinuish his soul to the devil This entire book is a very interesting and informative read and the last chapter which contains a biting rewrite of the Scrooge story with a Wall Street executive as the Nouveau Scrooge is a must One final comment It is always thrilling as a lover of literature to see someone use literature so effectively while making an argument that deals with the world of reality in this case politics and economics Atwood does this about as well as it can be done

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Read Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Margaret Atwood Collected here the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt She doesn’t talk about high finance or managing money; instead she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif. This book has been billed as a look at the literary side of debt but it is much than that It does indeed look at how debt has appeared in literature including both financial debt and social debt but it also looks at the history and meaning of debt itself Atwood talks repeatedly about the balance that is a natural part of debt for every debtor a creditor She talks about historical practices around debt forgiveness and what that meant to society She talks about the debt we owe the environment for what we have taken from it without giving back and how that debt is now being called in Throughout this book she shows a wonderful sense of humour dry and witty that had me laughing out loudThis book is an important one not just because of the times we are in but because of the message it has for humanity and the way that the role of debt is explained clearly for even the financially illiterate to understandThis book is part of the CBC Massey Lecture series and was a finalist for the OLA Evergreen Award Read it

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  • Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth CBC Massey Lecture
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9780887848001