Sunday, December 19, 2010

Current reading

The Glassworkers of Carmaux... somehow this monograph has struck me more than anything I have read in a very long time- I think this has something to do with Scott's almost narrative-like approach to analyzing the worker militancy in the glass factories of the last 19th century. I felt like I got to know these workers on a very personal level. Her approach makes me want to embark on my own historical scavenger hunt to figure out why my ancestors, who for many generations worked as bookbinders in Manchester UK, up and left for Ireland after the turn of the century.

Adam's Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology

The Use and Abuse of Mathematical Economics

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