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Against owing: Re-introducing the radical notion of the Human Credit.


You say you can’t get something for nothing? Look at your own body and mind. That’s a free lunch right there. You started life being given a free lunch. What did you do to deserve it? That’s the wrong question! Go back to the free lunch. Proceed from there.

Inspired by David Graeber’s audio series on debt, Jeff Dorchen dusts off Human Credit from the good ideas pile, and makes the case for valuing humans for their innate humanity, not how much money they don’t have.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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