Immorality of debt
More inspiration for the paper I wish I had time to write on this!!
First comes gift-giving (which creates reciprical obligation). This becomes encoded in debt, which leads to money. Barter only comes later.
The old myth is that barter came first, then money. Rebuttal: “Think about what they’re saying here – basically: that a bunch of Neolithic farmers in a village somewhere will be engaging in transactions only through the spot trade.”