Michael Rowbotham is a political and economic writer and commentator based in the UK who is primarily known for his two books, The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery, and Destructive Economics (1998) and Goodbye America (2000). The Grip of Death: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery, and Destructive Economics focuses on what he believes to be inequities in the practice of fractional reserve banking (which he equates with counterfeiting) and the economic distortions he believes to be inherent in the so-called debt-based monetary system which almost all nations utilise in the modern age. In Goodbye America Rowbotham argues that Third World debt is immoral, invalid, and inherently unrepayable. He argues that this 'unjust' debt should be canceled immediately.
- "IPGBook page".
- Matters of life and debt (Review of The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations by Daniel Cohen and The Grip of Death by Michael Rowbotham). Coates, Barry. The Times Literary Supplement (London, England), Friday, 21 April 2000; pg. 31; Issue 5064. (1495 words)
- Stretch marks (Review of Blowback by Charles Johnson and Goodbye America by Michael Rowbothan). Perkin, Harold (Prof.). The Times Literary Supplement (London, England), Friday, 27 July 2001; pg. 24; Issue 5130. (1890 words)
- D. Wall, "Review article - Green Anti-Capitalism", Environmental Politics, Volume 10, Issue 3, 2001, pages 151-154
- Extract from Grip of Death
- Review of Grip of Death by Prosperity UK[permanent dead link]
- Review of Grip of Death by Joe Glynn
- George Monbiot (2000-07-20). "They don't owe us, we owe them". London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- Review of Goodbye America by The Ecologist
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