Join NYU professor, Strike Debt activist, and OR author, Andrew Ross, to discuss his new book, Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal. In the book, Ross argues that we are living in the cruel grip of a creditocracy—where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The time is ripe for a debtors movement to use moral and legal arguments to bring relief to household debtors, and to create an alternative economy, independent of the debt-money system. What can we learn from the history of debt refusal? What are some of the present challenges in organizing around debt? And how might we imagine a debtors movement for the future?

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