Stockpiling these anecdotes is not unpleasant, but it is slow going. None of them are purely financial. First come two Albanian families locked in a blood feud.
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One man moved a fence, the other hit a pregnant woman who defended the new fence, the first man shot the second man as revenge. Imprisoned in their home for seven years, the debtor family has nothing to do but hang around their house bony and hopeless while their father plays a guitar and wails songs about forgiveness.
Debt shall have its dominion
His vindictive delight makes the punishment seem too harsh, even when he shows his gunshot scars. The setting is just foreign enough that it would be easy to feel smug, but the film quickly reminds us that our penal system is uncomfortably similar. Another storyline follows Paul, a man trapped in a cycle of drug abuse, stealing, and prison. The past takes him through a series of cultures who have gone into ecological overdraft and collapsed, the present is a hippy spirit who shows him deforestation and bottom trawling.
One of them is a vision of a future city much like those low carbon, re-localized places dreamt up in the Transition Town visioning sessions. I made a rough calculation. As for who voted for Gordon Brown…. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
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Beliefs about debt are not shadows cast by processes of market exchange. They are presupposed throughout much of human activity. Economic life invokes a sense of order in human affairs, widely dispersed throughout society. CBC News. Retrieved 21 January Postmedia News.
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