A debt jubilee is a clearance of debt from public records across a wide sector or a nation. Such a jubilee was proposed as a solution to debt incurred or anticipated during the COVID-19 recession. The American economist Michael Hudson is a proponent of a debt jubilee, writing in a Washington Post op-ed that it was an alternative to a depression. Similarly, anthropologist David Graeber pointed to kings' historical use of debt jubilees during regime changes to suggest that a debt jubilee would have been an appropriate response to the 2008 financial crisis.
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- Graeber, David (2011). Debt : the first 5,000 years. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Melville House. ISBN 978-1-933633-86-2. This was also the goal of the Rolling Jubilee campaign at the time.
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