Monday, March 27, 2006

Three dismal views worth considering

James K. Galbraith reviews Jeffrey Sachs and Jeff Faux in the American Prospect Online. Darned if I know how the global economy works, but I sure am glad nobody else does. I'd hate to think so much misery was intentional.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

You pretty much have to love anything subtitled "How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future," don't you? I do, anyway.

This can help anyone understand the global economy:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/

Murky Thoughts said...

I second, third and fourth you. I gobbled that documentary up (based on a book, I think) awhile back, and I don't think I ever could have had the patience for that review had that show not primed me. I'm glad you've mentioned it on my blog, seeing as I forgot!

N. Pepperell said...

The Commanding Heights doco is a good one - I use it periodically when I teach (and yes, it's based on a book by the same name). The doco has also become dated in really interesting ways at this point - I've offered students an assingment option of following up on some of the globalisation examples featured in the doco, to see how their politics and economics have evolved since the doco was made.