Daily Archives: September 27, 2013

Midterm Review 2 (HUM415)

The conversation in class Thursday was superlative– at least in my view– and I’m really gratified that so many people are willing to participate in dialog. I know that some of the things we talk about can seem soporific but we need at least a minimal grounding in the ways that contemporary capitalism has been assessed and criticized. For those who want to go further with this study, you can always consult the Free Books page. A few of the titles listed there such as Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans, and the Very Short Introduction to Neoliberalism offer insights into the political economy of the present for the general reader.

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