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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby wrdwrght » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:24 am

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:01 pm
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...but I am a student of the accumulation of capital and of any models (Marx’s included)...
I've already read Capital and The Communist Manifesto (both are on my shelf in our home library actually), but if you can recommend any good socialist-oriented economic works (maybe someone more recent than Marx), I'd be interested to read them. Keynes doesn't count--I'm super current on Keynes.

Just for entertainment value, have you seen the Keynes v. Hayek rap on Youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk&t=37s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc

If you're actually interested in and reasonably informed about the economics they're pretty funny. For most people, they're kind of pointless though.

Side note; I found Niall Kishtainy's A Little History of Economics to be a really nice overview of the development of economic thought, with a ton of references to guide me to further reading. If you're interested in this kind of stuff, I highly recommend it.

https://www.amazon.com/Little-History-E ... 0300206364
I’ll follow up your recommendations. Thanks.

I think you’ll find David Harvey (a geographer, like me, it so happens) has worked Marx’s model to make it account for what we’re seeing today (as here: https://socialistregister.com/index.php ... /5811/2707). Harvey’s polemic-free clarity and his rigor are really on display in his online courses on Capital (http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/).

To get the flavor, cut to the chase here: http://davidharvey.org/2012/02/reading- ... -class-02/
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby jonwalter » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:55 am

Currently my favorite genre is psychological books

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby z4vdBt » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:11 pm

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TomAiello » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:18 am

I read Long Road to Mercy last winter. I read a lot of Baldacci when I'm on vacation or traveling. They're really easy to pick up and get involved in.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Red » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:29 am

Escape Clause by John Sandford, its a little slow but he is such a great writer gonna stick with it.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Red » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:24 am
TomAiello wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:01 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:14 pm
...but I am a student of the accumulation of capital and of any models (Marx’s included)...
I've already read Capital and The Communist Manifesto (both are on my shelf in our home library actually), but if you can recommend any good socialist-oriented economic works (maybe someone more recent than Marx), I'd be interested to read them. Keynes doesn't count--I'm super current on Keynes.

Just for entertainment value, have you seen the Keynes v. Hayek rap on Youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk&t=37s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc

If you're actually interested in and reasonably informed about the economics they're pretty funny. For most people, they're kind of pointless though.

Side note; I found Niall Kishtainy's A Little History of Economics to be a really nice overview of the development of economic thought, with a ton of references to guide me to further reading. If you're interested in this kind of stuff, I highly recommend it.

https://www.amazon.com/Little-History-E ... 0300206364
I’ll follow up your recommendations. Thanks.

I think you’ll find David Harvey (a geographer, like me, it so happens) has worked Marx’s model to make it account for what we’re seeing today (as here: https://socialistregister.com/index.php ... /5811/2707). Harvey’s polemic-free clarity and his rigor are really on display in his online courses on Capital (http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/).

To get the flavor, cut to the chase here: http://davidharvey.org/2012/02/reading- ... -class-02/
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TazKristi » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:34 pm

This is a great thread that wandered into politics. I've cleaned those up, but I'd really like to not have to get involved again. Perhaps, to prevent political discussions, lets not add commentary to political books.

Thanks much.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Red » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:29 am

I ended up putting the Sandford down, too slow. Reading Crusaders Cross by James Lee Burke, its excellent. Burke is a longtime favorite.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TomAiello » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:38 pm

I read Furious Hours the other day. Well, actually I listened to it during a 12 hour drive.

https://www.amazon.com/Furious-Hours-Mu ... 1101947861

It's a book (sort of) about Harper Lee (the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most famous works of American literature in the 20th Century), and her research efforts on a "true crime" style book. Unfortunately, the book was never published, but Furious Hours is a really interesting look into her life, the crime she was researching, and the people involved in it.

Harper Lee helped her childhood neighbor and best friend in researching one of his own 'true crime' books, which I'm sure inspired her to try to do the same. That friend (which strikes me as an incredible coincidence) was a kid named Truman Capote, and the book she helped him research was published as In Cold Blood (another very notable 20th century American work). I think I'm going to have to read In Cold Blood next (or at least next time I have a long drive).

https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Blood-Truma ... 0679745580


I find it fascinating that Lee and Capote were (quite randomly) neighbors as children in a tiny town in Alabama.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby The Meat man » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:46 pm

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby odomandr » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:35 pm

We listened to zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance riding from Colorado to Louisiana and back on a trip to see the inlaws and pick up andouille and boudin for myself last month. Good listen. Not sure I'd have been able to read it all
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby OldHoosier62 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:37 pm

Unrepentant Sinner by Col. Charles Askins

Secret Honor by WEB Griffin

"Hell, I was there" by Elmer Keith

To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth by Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC Ret.

I always have 4 or 5 going all the time.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby shunsui » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 pm

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. A timely story for these days.

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:08 pm

I've stumbled into a most interesting book. And it's based on a true crime story as well as several political connections. The name of the book is "Shadowland" and it is written by a guy named Tom Horn.

He goes into finite detail over the Jeffrey Epstein debacle and also tells a lot about his lady madame i.e. Ghislaine Maxwell. Both have been in the news a lot lately and it's very interesting to discover a lot of what the mainstream news media doesn't reveal.

Also I've picked up a copy of the recently published "Sharon Tate" A Life" written by a guy who is from my home town of Blue Springs, MO. The author's name is Ed Sanders who also wrote another book involved in the Manson Family entitled "The Family" >> most critics say that "The Family" is one of the most accurate accounts of the horrific operation of the Manson Family. I encourage all of you to check these two books out.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Mad Mac » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:28 pm

OldHoosier62 wrote:
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... To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth by Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC Ret.
If you have not read it already, you might like Cooper's The Art of the Rifle.
In it one can see the origins of the Scout Rifle concept he advocated later on.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 pm

I just finished reading ‘Where the Footprints End’, by Joshua Cutchin and Timothy Renner.

I’m still trying to get back into ‘The Troubled Life and Mysterious Death of Johnny Ringo,” by Kevin Hogge. It’s a good book, but I only got a little ways in and haven’t been able to get back into it again yet.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby OldHoosier62 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:04 pm

Mad Mac wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:28 pm
OldHoosier62 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:37 pm
... To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth by Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC Ret.
If you have not read it already, you might like Cooper's The Art of the Rifle.
In it one can see the origins of the Scout Rifle concept he advocated later on.
I have it and have read it many times, I'm actually re-reading TRSSST for the umpteenth time. I am a Gunsite Alumni and have all of his books and several were autographed during my visits. He was an amazing gentleman.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby odomandr » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:39 am

I am currently working my way through Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. It's an account of Native American history as told from the point of view of Native Americans. Living in Colorado it's got some local interest but overall explains many of the events that brought us to where we are today
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