Debt!

Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis are inspired by the blockbuster Netflix drama series Squid Game and dig deep into their pockets to discuss the unexpected history of DEBT! Which is all about the age of American Independence and character, morality and charity, debtors prisoner, the law and punishment (via Charles Dickens). It’s about genealogy and discovering skeletons in closets (debtors in your family tree), economic bubbles (including the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipmania), King Croesus, tally sticks and the Roman views of ethics on the acquisition of art! Who knew!

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