Right about now is when the time available to me to blog drops dramatically, so a quick comment. These are the titles I will be taking with me to Spain (and, I cannot promise that I will not pick anything up there),
- Steve Keen, Debunking Economics;
- Daniel Klein, Knowledge and Coordination;
- Keynes, The General Theory;
- Lawrence White, The Clash of Economic Ideas;
- Acemoglu and Robinson, Why Nations Fail;
- Hayek, The Pure Theory of Capital.
Apart from these books, my main goal is to review the literature of the 1930s and 1940s capital theory debates (most of which is in a folder stored away on my hard drive, organized by a Word file that I took some time to compile) between Hayek and Knight/Sraffa/Hawtrey/et cetera. In short, between reading and enjoying my vacation I will be strapped for time.
Edit: Although something totally unrelated, in light of Bankia’s request for a bailout by the Spanish government, I personally know people to have begun to withdraw deposits, preferring to store them under bricks, inside walls, “under mattresses.” Runs and panics are not necessarily something of the past — especially in Spain.