Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit

@article{Graeber2012OfFC,
  title={Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit},
  author={David A. Graeber},
  journal={The Baffler},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={66-84}
}
  • D. Graeber
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Education
  • The Baffler
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