The Specter of Capital

How the housing crash got us believing in ghosts again.

Illustrations by Aart-Jan Venema

The 2008 financial crisis has left us plenty of movies: The Big Short, Margin Call, and Wolf of Wall Street, plus documentaries such as Too Big to Fail, Inside Job, and Capitalism: A Love Story. Rich-men-in-suits films. They sit at desks, they talk on phones, they carry briefcases while walking in small self-important groups, they […]

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