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Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Drowning in Debt
Drowning in Debt
Pretty much everybody is up to their neck in debt that can never be repaid. 77% of US households are seriously indebted and one in seven Americans has been pursued by debt collectors. The major banks are bigger and more profitable than before the 2008 crash, and legislators are all but powerless to bring them to heel. Ross explains how and why we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy, What is to be done and what kind of alternative economy we need to replace a predatory debt-money system that only benefits the 1%.
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Bio
Andrew Ross is a contributor to the Nation, the Village Voice, THE NYTimes, and Artforum. He is the author of many books, including Bird On Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City, Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times and Fast Boat to China--Lessons from Shanghai and Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal.