Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Margaret Atwood

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I just happened upon this at a bookstore, and thought the intersection of author and topic was interesting enough to buy it. It’s fairly engaging, kind of like a “lite” version of Graeber’s “Debt,” but I didn’t feel like I learned that much by the end. I was interested in Atwood’s discussion of millers historically being understood as dangerous in folklore–this was also the stance on millers in Le Guin’s “Always Coming Home,” and it had seemed like kind of a weird choice to me at the time.

My Goodreads rating: 3 stars