06 April 2009


I'll make this a real blog. :)

15 January 2009

New Reading Material

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

I readily admit that I know very little about the history of ancient Egypt and am thus looking forward to this work.

Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

I've been told that this work has the best description of capitalism out there in the world. I can't wait to sink my teeth into just for that reason alone.

What I've Recently Read

Henry Hazlitt, Economics In One Lesson

Not much new there for someone with some understanding of Bastiat, etc., but I do think it is a good means for introducing the subject of free market economics, libertarianism, etc. to those unfamiliar with the arguments for such.

Eric Rauchway,
The Great Depression & The New Deal

A nice introduction to the basic chronology of the subject as well as the substance of the various programs of the Hoover and FDR administrations regarding the financial problems of the Great Depression.
While I disagree with what I see as its generally positive view of the New Deal, I think it does provide a good jumping off point for an understanding of that era and the government efforts the time.

Happy New Year!

Ok, so that is two weeks late!

I've been busy!