The practice of lending and borrowing are necessary in a community, but at what point does it become too much? Interest rates and debt are not new to society, but the acceptance of the questionable morals behind such practices are new.
Join us as we run through a history of Usury, from a tool of social cohesion to one of social control.
The spread of ideas about our own moral obligation to ourselves and others crops up repeatedly throughout history. It tends to arise in times of disenfranchisement and when power is being consolidated beyond the control of the populace. In the 16th century one man started a movement by refusing to bend to the surrounding system.Continue reading “How to Start a Religion (Part 1)”