1909. Book Note: Dotan Lesham, The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Just fascinating. By Dotan Lesham: The origins of Neoliberalism from Jesus to Foucault. First Aristotle and Plato discuss the well managed estate, economia, producing a surplus, and what to do with it? Should be for leisure to do politics and philosophy, not spent on stuff. For those who say TINA here is a serious alternative … Continue reading 1909. Book Note: Dotan Lesham, The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

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 1846. Politics and economy.