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Alex Mayyasi
Food Editor, Altas Obscura

Alex Mayyasi is an editor at Atlas Obscura. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and Priceonomics, among others. He co-authored the book You Are Under Arrest For Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution: A Memoir (2016) with Ahmed Salah. He lives in New York.  

Written by Alex Mayyasi

Essay/
Economics
Of money and morals

Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history. So how did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance?

Alex Mayyasi