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DeGirolami on "The Uniqueness of Usury"

Mark D. White

At Prawfsblawg, friend (and Retributivism contributor) Marc DeGirolami has an interesting (pun intended) post on usury:

Usury -- the practice of lending money at interest -- occupies an unusual place as a historical phenomenon: it is a practice that is condemned in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions (to greater and lesser degrees), but forms the foundational bedrock of modern capitalist societies.  Is there any other practice about which this can be said?

Read more at the link above!


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