Spring Break

My school is on break this week, so I’m taking some time off from now through Wednesday or Thursday. I probably won’t write anything very involved, but I will try to point out a few things I’ve been reading.

On that note, I finally read Amartya Sen’s essay “Capitalism in Crisis” from The New York Review of Books. The article meanders through a variety of topics, but two of the broad themes are: the economic systems we call “capitalist” involve much more intertwining of free markets and nonmarket goods and services (education, health care, pensions, etc.) than most people realize; and we need less to invent a new form of capitalism than to understand better the one we already have.

6 thoughts on “Spring Break

  1. James, Thanks for the suggested reading. I’m having at the Sen article now. Have fun on break.

  2. James, I am sure I speak for all of your readers when I say that you are doing a great job! We are all very impressed with the tone you maintain, and with the excellence of all your many articles. I hope you are enjoying your work as much as we are. (I bet you are!) Thank you very much.

  3. Ditto. This blog has become my top choice for analysis beating out CR and the commenters here (shout out to StatsGuy!)are superb.

    Thanks again.

  4. I just finished Capitalism In Crisis and have sent it along to friends.

    Thanks to all of the contributors of this site for making understanding of this mess that we’re in more understandable to lay people such as myself!

    Cheers and enjoy your break.

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