David Graeber – Economics and The Order of Things

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This is taken from a longer lecture by David Graeber. Here, David discusses economics and the use of money as something which shares its properties with the belief in magic in more primitive cultures. There is various shared properties, such as the use of signifiers with uncanny abilities, the complex dynamic of belief between multiple people, and a field of experts who don’t agree with each other on how it all works, but all believe it does nonetheless.