Corporations and Creeds

“Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.”  – Ambrose Bierce The first corporations weren’t like the corporations we know today. Initially created for only temporary purposes, such as the building of roads and aqueducts, the publicani, public contractors, lured individuals to invest in infrastructure for the public …

In Debt We Trust

“Debt . . . . that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force.” – Margaret Atwood, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth                As nomads, life provided as we moved, and when there was no food in an area, we …