The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence

@article{Balleisen2005TheMO,
  title={The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence},
  author={Edward J. Balleisen},
  journal={Business History Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={79},
  pages={353 - 363}
}
"If you owe the bank ten thousand dollars, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank a million dollars, you own the bank." So goes an old saw about the implications of debt for power relations in modern capitalist economies. During the last few years, some public commentators have updated the joke, increasing the monetary figures exponentially, and placing the American economy as a whole in the role of debtor, and one or another Asian central bank, usually China's, in the role of creditor. In The… Expand
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