I’ve finally bought Capital! And I got 70% off at Borders. Take that gale of creative destruction and put it in your centralisation of capital pipe!
I also bought 9 other books totalling about £40 so I’m a happy bunny. Got Eric Hobsbawm‘s Age of Capital, Empire and Extremes, Paul Krugman‘s Conscience of a Liberal and The Return of Depression Economics, Keay‘s China: A History, Stiglitz‘ Making Globalisation Work, Dostoevsky‘s The Idiot and the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
So I’ve a pretty good Christmas ahead of me once I finish Lolita (which is written even better than I expected but which is dragging a little) and Schwartz‘ States versus Markets I will be diving in to this lot.
And recommendations on where to start?
Once again I find myself in broad agreement with Dave Semple. I would very much like to see the court ruling which has barred BA staff from striking, but from the outset it looks as though democracy has been damaged by a technicality.
Also of note is that Peter Tachell has stood down as Green Candidate for Oxford East. I was aware that he’d suffered some injuries while on marches and protests but I had no idea that they might stop him campaigning and fighting. I wish him a peaceful christmas and a recooperative 2010.