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.