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Care, Climate, and Debt: Transdisciplinary Problems and Possibilities

This volume spans economics, history, sociology, law, graphic design, religion, environmental science, politics and more to offer a transdisciplinary examination of debt. From this perspective, many of our most pressing social and environmental crises are explored to raise critical questions about debt’s problems and possibilities. Who do we owe? Where are the offsetting credits? Why do such persistent deficits in care permeate so much of our lives? Can we imagine new approaches to balance sheets, measures of value, and justice to reconcile these deficits? Often regarded as a constraint on our ability to meet the challenges of our day, this volume reimagines debt as a social construct capable of empowering people to organize and produce sustainable prosperity for all. This text is ideal for provoking classroom discussions that not only point out the gravity of the crises we face in the twenty-first century, but also seeks to set readers’ minds free to create innovative solutions.

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96354-5
  • Price: $140
  • E-book ISBN: 978-3-030-96355-2
  • Price: $109
  • Pages: 234
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About the editor

Benjamin C. Wilson is an associate professor of political economy at the State University of New York College at Cortland and a Research Scholar for the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. His authored and co-authored writings have appeared in the Forum for Social Economics, American Review of Political Economy, Boundary2Online, Public Seminar, and Monthly Review.

Table of Contents

Individual chapters available for purchase. 

Front Matter

Benjamin C. Wilson

Criminal Justice: Race and Resistance

Micro and Macro Consequences of Debt and the Possibility of Forgiveness

The Aesthetics and Potential of Alternative Monetary Design

The Uni Currency Project: Democratic Finance for Public Higher Education After COVID-19
William O. Saas, Benjamin C. Wilson, Scott Ferguson, Maxximilian Seijo