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17 (2014)
Im Minus - Schuld und Schulden [In the red - debt and indebtedness]



Mark Schieritz
Robert Misik
Ein Problem, das wir uns wünschen sollten
Gerhard Schick
Umschuldung oder Umverteilung
Plädoyer für einen geordneten Abbau der hohen Gesamtverschuldung
Simon Derpmann
Es ist was es ist
Geld als soziale Relation
Bertram Lomfeld
Schulden ohne Schuld
Insolvenz als Grenze der Finanzmoral
Christian Kopf
Mit Schulden handeln
Ein Fondsmanager sucht nach Alternativen zur Anleihe
Frieder Vogelmann
Wir Seelenmacher
"Unternehmensverantwortung" mit Graeber und Nietzsche
Alessandro Somma
Hedonismus und Askese
Paradoxien der Schuldenwirtschaft
Mark Schieritz/Michael Miebach/Florian Kern/Philipp Wahnschaffe
Ist es links?: 'Schuldenbremse'
Der wahre Text


Interview Joseph Vogl
"Schulden sind ein Schöpfungsakt"
Stefan Gosepath
Vage Pflichten
Was schulden wir zukünftigen Generationen?
Daniel Markovits
Leistungsgesellschaft und ungleiche Verteilung
Ein Bericht aus den USA
Arnd Pollmann
Schuld ohne Sühne
Woody Allen, Jeremy Bentham und NSA-Skandal
Susanne Beck
Höchststrafe: Shut-Down?
Über Schuld beim Einsatz elektronischer Agenten
Dorothea Wehrmann
Empowerment durch Schulden?
Mikrokredite als "Wundermittel" gegen Armut im globalen Süden
Bernd Stegemann
Ein Übermaß an schönen Seelen
Die Schulden des Theaters
Susann Neuenfeldt/Simon Strick
Hallo Karthago/Hallo Rom
'Abrechnen können wir danach'

Mein halbes Jahr

Johanna Charlotte Horst
Johannes von Weizsäcker
Matthias Dell


Christina von Braun
Ein Brunnen voller Blut
Die theologische Dimension des Geldes
Dieter Verbeck
Was ist Geld?
Arten, Bedeutung, Entstehung
Ulf Schmidt
Letzte Szene aus Schuld und Scheine
Ina Kerner
Leben im Kapitalismus: 'Knax und Schland'
Martin Saar
Bildpolitik: 'Schuldenuhr'


Thomas Biebricher
Eigentümliche Legierung
Margaret Atwoods Payback
Kerstin Carlstedt
Auch nicht glücklicher
John Lanchesters Gesellschaftsroman Kapital
Christoph Raiser
Nimm es nicht persönlich
John le Carrés Dame, König, As, Spion


Anna-Chatarina Gebbers
Mariana Castillo Deball im Hamburger Bahnhof
Judith Karcher
Die eigene Blödheit
Rainald Goetz' Johann Holtrop
Julia Roth
Verwobene Geschichten
Zum Sammelband Jenseits des Eurozentrismus
Ulrich Raiser
Das eigene Gesetz
Dostojewskis Schuld und Sühne
Tilman Vogt
Gottfried Kellers Der Grüne Heinrich
Philipp Wahnschaffe
Unsagbare Qualen
Svetlana Alexijewitschs Collage Secondhand-Zeit
Patrick Thor
Bewusst blind
Pier Paolo Pasolinis Edipo Re. Bett der Gewalt


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A master of the daily grind
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Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
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Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
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