I'm looking for some good books to learn more about economics -- not just "the basics", but some books of actual depth. I'm interested given how economics-oriented this election cycle is. I'm fine with numbers, I'm working on a mathematics/literature double degree -- so really, just throw me anything no matter its knowledge "prerequisites", since I can figure those out myself and move forwards on my own once I know some good starting places.
I mean, anything other than Marx. I've read him. I want more substance.
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Modern economists are either cultists or dissident cultists. Mainstream economists are basically autistic scientistic retards who think the entire universe is reducible to their gay little formulas, and non-mainstream economists are Marxists in history departments.
With the natural sciences, for example, you may have some critiques of the epistemology of mainstreamers or their dumbass political and philosophical views, but ultimately you can be pretty sure that Lawrence "Complete Retard" Krauss at least knows how to figure out a star's wobble or something. With economists though, it's not the same. There's no Newtonian-Einsteinian mainstream to basically maintain. It's a few different camps with "luminiferous aether"-tier ideas that they defend with inscrutable mathematical rituals and disdain for everyone who even slightly disagrees, and who delude themselves into thinking they have the same mainstreamness as the Newtonian-Einsteinian thing in science because nothing more mainstream-y has presented itself.
Don't listen to economists. They are actual morons.
well given how interested I am in this year's election cycle, what should I read? I'm in a situation where my gut wants to support Trump after called out Bush for 9/11 and the Iraq war, but I feel retarded for it. I just want to get a better bearing before I say I like Trump out loud.
>he doesn't read his Shakespeare normalized into prose narrative
hey /lit/, I'm trying to find an english translation of the best recorded version of the labors of Heracles so I an use it as a literary and stylistic reference for something I'm working on
How did Wittgenstein describe language? There's a word that he used "Language is ..." but I forgot it. Also general Wittgenstein discussion.
Post groups of books that are required to be read together
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Was anybody else severely disappointed with this? Like this is goosebumps level stuff here.
I really liked it. Its less scary than The Shinnig but it was more cozier for me to read. Its like the older he gets less atetion he puts into the scary element itself and concentrates in other things
Although I don't agree with my wife's taste in books I do want to support her reading. She enjoyed the Twilight series, to my dismay. Can anyone suggest some teen reading she may be interested in?
Funniest and comfiest book ever desu
Ok, So I've decided to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but I found out that there is a "second part" aka Through the Looking Glass. I'm trying to find a book that contains both stories and isn't missing poetry and songs. Does anyone know where I can find this?
Thoughts on this book?
Thinking of picking it up
There are certain parts where i felt were solely included for the purpose of maintaining the interest of those more shallow readers. like pointless sex and violence etc. It left a bad taste in my mouth after I was finished with it, if you like a tad more serious version of GoT, this book is for you
>Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
Wow. Am I the only one whose life got changed by this fierce frenchman?
ITT describe writer style in meme fashion
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>And but so, I am a huge fucking faggot and write shitty books.
Crying of Lot 49 -> V. -> Gravity's Rainbow
Where do these two fit in?
I've read V and CoL49 twice. I missed a lot in M&D so I have no doubt that it will rise in rating when I reread it.
AtD might drag on but the ending is one of the most cathartic and beautiful passages I've ever read.
Can /lit/ recommend me some action novels with well written prose? The kind that really paints the scene and puts the picture in your mind's eye.
Note that when I say action, I specifically mean violent content. Fight scenes and shootouts, mostly.
Most things written by McCarthy fit this description.
Greek, Roman, and old English poetry is mostly action oriented if you're interested in that as well.
If you're looking for dumb entertainment try Robert Heinlein, or maybe Battle Royale.