Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

With debt cancellation emerging as both a key area of debate in the Democratic primary and a catalyst of youth radicalization, an expanding readership is eager for a fuller left-wing perspective on the history and function of debt in our society, as well as a road map for how to challenge it. This concise, energetic manifesto from the Debt Collective is in equal parts informative and inspiring, and is sure to become a crucial reference point for activists and debt cancellation campaigners. Includes a foreword from Debt Collective co-founder and acclaimed activist-author, documentarian, and musician Astra Taylor.

Title:Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781642593822
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    Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition Reviews

  • Bakari

    Note: At the time of this review, Haymarket, the publisher of this book, is providing afree ebook downloadof the book. If you can afford to pay for it, definitely purchase it to support the publishing...

  • J. Turner

    This book is essentially a manifesto for debt abolition and debtor organizing. The Debt Collective makes a convincing case for debtors unions--organized around a collective refusal to pay debts and gr...

  • Andra

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss....

  • Ietrio

    The kids in the street have Unionized. Now they are throwing a tantrum: won't pay. They are still taking the carrots from McGregor's garden, but they won't pay....

  • Matthew Laidler

    An excellent short book that is great to read as a follow up to David Graeber’s ‘Debt: The First 5,000 Years’. It is almost impossible to avoid debt for a lot of people (and even a lot of countr...

  • Nick DeFiesta

    I didn't know much, if anything, about debt and debt abolition. This book changed that. Abolish debt now....

  • Amanda

    A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from the Democratic Socialists of America announcing some January events. One that caught my eye was a reading discussion about a recent book by The Debt Collecti...

  • Karen Kohoutek

    Decent introduction to debt abolition, and the idea that shared debt can be used as leverage against creditors (student loans, major banks, etc). This is a new way of thinking about things, and that's...

  • Delano

    Great resource and cause. Am concerned about call for rent forgiveness and debt to businesses. I believe the govt.should allocate funds for this.There are many landlords who depend on rental income. I...

  • John

    I want to like this book more. It does a devastatingly good job of laying out the roots and current status of the predatory “financialization” that has wildly increased predatory lending. But it n...