Are there any specific books on capitalism you would recommend?
Aside from Ricardo, Smith, Marx, and Engels? - Could you specify any more particular criteria? Not that I really know anything.
Like capitalist economies as they exist today?
Hmm. My grasp of economics doesn't exactly put my in a good position to recommend general books - if you're looking from a Marxist perspective, the Monthly Review press has a lot of reputable stuff. Ellen Meiksins Wood is pretty good. Though I can't say I've read more than a little bit of it. They tend toward particular countries/regions/topics. (Plus David Harvey's books - Limits to Capital, etc.)If the goal is just to get a good general global picture of capitalism today, the best thing to is probably spend a little time on Google grabbing titles of orthodox & heterodox heavies (and/or introductory texts). Or we can always hope that Alex, of the blog Motion Picture It's Called, will haunt this comments box and drop two dozen well-considered recommendations upon our laps.
Somewhat on topic, here's an interesting video of Noam Chomsky talking about Ron Paul supporters.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNWIarcCM44
Thanks, ZC. I thought it might be a nice question in lieu of the post here.
Er, "in light" of I mean. Not a substitute.
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