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From Credit to Debt

When debt threatens freedom

Credit is often hailed as the lubricant for progress and development. However, an excess of credit can easily lead to the perilous territory of a debt trap. Currently, global debt stands at two to three times the annual global production of goods and services, with this figure climbing rapidly. Throughout history, debt crises have repeatedly wrought devastating damage. This raises urgent questions: What are the root causes and boundaries of excessive debt? At what point does debt imperil our freedom? And what measures can be taken to address this issue? An interdisciplinary book provides answers to these age-old yet highly relevant questions.

Translated in DeepL

Publisher:
Ivan Adamovich
Christoph Schaltegger
Authors:
Claudia Aebersold Szalay
Ernst Baltensperger
Jacob Bjorheim
Konrad Hummler
Martin Rhonheimer
Michele Salvi
Reto Sonderegger
Tobias Straumann
Kaspar Villiger
Publisher:
NZZ Libro
Year of publication:
2019
ISBN:
978-3-03810-443-8
Price:
38.00 Fr.
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Media coverage
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Der Preis des Pump-Kapitalismus
Rainer Hank, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 20/10/2019
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Eine Rundumsicht zur Verschuldung
Bookmark, Basler Zeitung und Tages Anzeiger, 30/09/2019
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Für Sie gelesen
Theresia Theurl, IfG intern, 15/01/2020
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Die vielen Facetten der Verschuldung
Markus Diem Meier, Sonntagszeitung, 15/12/2019