Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David’s magnum opus is a book that eludes simple summaries. Debt is an encyclopaedic journey through global history encompassing the stories of grand civilizations as well as small societies whose social logics reveal more about the human condition than anyone might imagine. It is primarily a story about money and the way material issues have always been underlain by moral considerations.

Bullshit Jobs

Do you believe your job is pointless and unnecessary? If so, you might want to read this book!

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

A fascinating inquiry, which leads us to rethink the nature of human capacities, as well as the proudest moments of our own history, and our interactions with and indebtedness to the cultures and forgotten intellectuals of indigenous societies. Challenging and illuminating. -- Noam Chomsky

On Kings

A freely downloadable open-access book. A joint project together with his mentor and PhD thesis supervisor Marshall Sahlins, the book is a collection of essays around the issue of kingship – a seemingly forgotten anthropological topic.

The Democracy Project

This book isn’t just about the Occupy movement itself, but about the possibility of actual democracy in America. And the opening up of the radical imagination Occupy allowed.