1908. Book note: Germano Maifreda From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution

Wonderfully detailed history by Germano Maifreda of the moves from the renaissance  to Adam Smith. There is lots that happens before the renaissance but this is very helpful and shows much about lost initiatives that may now be relevant. From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution

1846. Politics and economy.

From Wolin, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism At the critical moment when a volatile economy and widening classdisparities require a government responsive to popular needs, govern-ment has become increasingly unresponsive; and, conversely, when anaggressive state stands most in need of being restrained, democracyproved an ineffectual check. A public fearful of... Continue Reading →

1827. Books now about where are we..

There is a kind of consensus among the people I read the most that the "elites", the one percent and their professional support system (the universities, the bureaucracies, the professions) are responsible for creating a world that was comfortable for them and disastrous for the others, for community, for security. The depth of inequality (much... Continue Reading →

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