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Published: 01 January 2015
Lisa Bigeleisen Debt doesn’t need to be isolating—it can be a platform for collective action. The first step is coming out about our debts. Lisa Bigeleisen. / Debt doesn’t need to be isolating—it can be a platform for collective action. The first step is coming out about our debts. More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Daniel Arauz Wearing “hello, my debt is …” nametags, activists take part in a Debtors Assembly in East Oakland, California. Daniel Arauz. / Wearing “hello, my debt is …” nametags, activists take part in a Debtors Assembly in East Oakland, California. More
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Published: 01 January 2015
In the world of biblical Israel, one would go into debt only “if one didn’t have enough food, perhaps because one’s family had to eat next year’s seed grain in order to survive,” Borg writes. Today the situation is much different. How might the Jubilee laws be adapted? Pixabay Public Domain More
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 17.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2015 In this special issue, activists, theologians, economists, and philosophers come together to explore what it would mean to take seriously the Torah’s call for the cancellation of all debts and a yearlong halt to economic production every seven years...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 28–30.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Lisa Bigeleisen Debt doesn’t need to be isolating—it can be a platform for collective action. The first step is coming out about our debts. Lisa Bigeleisen. / Debt doesn’t need to be isolating—it can be a platform for collective action. The first step is coming out about our debts. ...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 31–34.
Published: 01 January 2015
...PAUL A. HAMPTON There is certainly no deficit of calls for a democratic solution to the debt crisis. The majority of these calls, however, rely on a painfully narrow definition of “democracy,” referring only to the kind of democracy practiced by an electorate represented in legislative bodies...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 35–36.
Published: 01 January 2015
... addressed a continuum of human flourishing and good, creating what has been referred to as an “economy of salvation.” Metaphors of economy — even of debt — abound in Buddhist texts and, in many ways, Buddhism came to be fundamentally shaped by economic conditions and considerations of the era in which...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 41.
Published: 01 January 2015
...NANCY HOLMSTROM Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2015 T he lion’s share of indebtedness in this world is invalid and immoral. Forgiveness is not what is called for; it’s liberation. Talk of a “debt jubilee” leaves open whether the debts are valid or not, but talking about debt forgiveness...
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Published: 01 January 2015
Caitlin Ng ( caitlinng.com ) Taken alone, debts are individual problems. But when lumped together, they are a systemic threat. The threat of mass debt refusal could usher in a contemporary Jubilee. Illustration by Caitlin Ng. Caitlin Ng (caitlinng.com). / Taken alone, debts are individual More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Joe Alterio ( joealterio.com ) The Rolling Jubilee is a good consciousness-raising tool—it buys debt for pennies on the dollar and then abolishes it. Now activists are taking the next step: organizing toward a debt strike. Joe Alterio (joealterio.com). / The Rolling Jubilee is a good More
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Published: 01 April 2013
Creative Commons/notanalternative ( notanalternative.org .) Did you know that debt cancellation is the biblical norm, not the exception? Occupy Faith’s next big project is a rolling jubilee to abolish debt and uproot internalized capitalism. Creative Commons/notanalternative More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Olivia Wise ( oliviawisestudio.com ) Millions will remain chained to their college debt for decades to come. What is called for is liberation, not “forgiveness.” Illustration by Olivia Wise. Olivia Wise (oliviawisestudio.com). / Millions will remain chained to their college debt for decades More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Creative Commons/Mistvan This Tibetan illustration depicts samsara—the indefinitely repeated cycles of birth, misery, and death caused by karma. The Buddha uses freedom from debt as a metaphor for liberation from samsara. Creative Commons/Mistvan. / This Tibetan illustration depicts samsara More
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Published: 01 April 2014
Creative Commons/Vincent van Gogh People who lose jobs at midlife “stay unemployed longer and earn much less afterward,” the author writes. Those who fail to re-enter the workforce may enter old age in debt, often blaming themselves for what should be understood as a structural problem. Old Man More
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 36–38.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Creative Commons/notanalternative ( notanalternative.org .) Did you know that debt cancellation is the biblical norm, not the exception? Occupy Faith’s next big project is a rolling jubilee to abolish debt and uproot internalized capitalism. Creative Commons/notanalternative...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 44.
Published: 01 January 2015
...In the world of biblical Israel, one would go into debt only “if one didn’t have enough food, perhaps because one’s family had to eat next year’s seed grain in order to survive,” Borg writes. Today the situation is much different. How might the Jubilee laws be adapted? Pixabay Public Domain...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 37–38.
Published: 01 January 2015
.../Taber Andrew Bain, Vinceesq, Seth Anderson, Taber Andrew Bain. / Predatory payday lending has expanded exponentially within the last twenty years as industry lobbyists have identified loopholes in states’ usury laws. Now, in this biblical year of release from debts, a drumbeat is building across...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 26–27.
Published: 01 January 2015
...PAMELA BROWN Debt has a history. In 1934, one hundred years after the first printed mention of Jubilee in that children’s magazine, the Housing Act was signed into law. This moment marks the beginning of the transition toward the conditions of “debtocracy.” The Housing Act was a Faustian...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 42–43.
Published: 01 January 2015
...JOEL MAGNUSON Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2015 G overnments across the globe have piled up mountains of debt to keep their economies from crumbling on themselves. Each holds steadfast to an assumption that debt problems can always be solved with more economic growth. This idea that all...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 18–21.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Torah’s call for a Sabbatical Year would bring us one step closer to truly caring for the earth. Painting by Sharon Gilbertson. T his section of Tikkun on “Jubilee and Debt Abolition” is meant to function as a thought experiment, opening up conceptual space for thinking afresh about our world...
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