CCLaP Fridays: The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, Lectures by Ben S. Bernanke

This week Karl Wolff reviews Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s book, “The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis,” a collection of lectures he had at George Washington University, where he talks about the history of the Fed and its missteps in dealing with the Great Recession. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, Lectures by Ben S. Bernanke

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Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (1867), by Karl Marx

Two years after the American Civil War ended and nearly two decades after revolutions ravaged the European continent, Karl Marx, a secular Jew living in exile in Great Britain, published the first volume of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy.  Two more volumes would follow.  The plan involved an outline for six volumes, a monumental undertaking even to someone as prolific as Marx was.  Friedrich Engels would go on to edit and compile the second and third volumes in addition to editing future editions of Volume 1. Volume 1 of Capital can be seen bookending Marx’s fecund writing career.  He … Continue reading Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (1867), by Karl Marx

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