Just a short glance indicated to me that this would be worth recording, and I was right. With a flair unexpected in a PhD thesis, Drumm draws on English and classical history, much of it presented through Shakespeare, to show how history has been defined by the politics of liquidity, and how this politics is really the management of an unresolved dilemma at the heart of the monetary theory.
Modern Monetary Theory comes off the worst as Drumm shows it has tautological underpinnings and a selective view of history which cannot explain the Middle Ages.
The themes of succession, nobility and baseness, tyranny, and inside/outside are wonderfully woven together, and the influence of supervisor Robert Meister, whose book Justice is an Option I recorded last year, is readily apparent.
Note that audio quality is not wholly consistent as I've been experimenting in preparation for professional production.
1.1GB download includes a pdf of the text, or the original is here.
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