I bought a huge number of books on credit card debt awhile back, and I am going to make a note of those relevant to the ‘Red Forty-eight Group’ initiatives. I reviewed a huge number of books in the years after Amazon came online after about 2000 and at this point after 700 reviews I am all washed up as a reviewer and unable to do more than speed read books and review them with short notes. Actually that is a useful exercise for me and for a given audience of radicals: the issue of economics is a hard road for those indoctrinated in classic marxism. A series of books on the issues of neo-classical economics, etc, might be useful…
Review of Fossil Capital….:
This is a good account of the transition to fossil fuel industrialization with a prime focus on England where the potential of steam technology first burst on the scene. In the view here one of the prime drivers here was the issue of superior control of labor rather than the simple economics of coal. The accelerated process of factory production has developed so rapidly in two centuries even as we take for granted a transformation that is beckoning to be undone or replaced and whose social implications derive the logic of a revolutionary endgame. The tragic nature of the capitalist consolidation of labor and industry is reaching its concluding act five and the outcome is thwarted by the ideological hypnosis of the Industrial Revolution and its consequences for finance, labor, class, and…the health of a planet threatened with ecocide.