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This essay argues that the summer 2019 mobilizations in Puerto Rico and the renewed demand for a debt audit help to imagine anti-debt futures that disrupt the terms and temporalities of public debt and indebted lives. The essay discusses one form of debt resistance-a comprehensive citizen debt audit-as central to deepen the process of public reckoning marked by #RickyRenuncia and to build upon the landscapes of protest and solidarity emerging in its wake.


Molinari, Sarah. 2020. “The Public Reckoning: Anti-debt Futures after #RickyRenuncia.” Society and Space Online Series in The Decolonial Geographies of Puerto Rico’s 2019 Summer Protests: A Forum, edited by Joaquín Villanueva and Marisol LeBrón.

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