Sociology

The Utopia of Rules

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

by David Graeber

“Graeber wants us to unshackle ourselves from the limits imposed by bureaucracy, precisely so we can actually get down to openly and creatively arguing about our collective future. In other words, yelling at the book is not just part of the pleasure of reading it. It’s part of the point.” —NPR

Stuffed and Starved

The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

by Raj Patel

“For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis,
or understand the links between U.S. farm policy and the ability of the world’s poor to feed themselves, Stuffed and Starved is indispensable.” —Michael Pollan

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

by David Graeber

“One of the year’s most influential books. Graeber situates the emergence of credit within the rise of class society, the destruction of societies based on ‘webs of mutual commitment’ and the constantly implied threat of physical violence that lies behind all social relations based on money.” —Paul Mason, The Guardian

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