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Finally finished bloody History of the World. Now reading Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
 

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compiling a list of books to read/buy:

Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
Jeffery Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides
Jack Kerouac - On The Road
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
Hunter S Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby
David Foster Wallace - Oblivion
John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
J.D Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
William S Burroughs - Junkie
Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
George Orwell - Books v. Cigarettes

god, love life
 

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compiling a list of books to read/buy:

Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
Jeffery Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides
Jack Kerouac - On The Road
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
Hunter S Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby
David Foster Wallace - Oblivion
John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
J.D Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
William S Burroughs - Junkie
Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
George Orwell - Books v. Cigarettes

god, love life
Nice list. There's quite a few on there I've got to read myself.

Just read the play Many Roads to Paradise by Stewart Permutt. I have no idea where I got it from.
 

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List I am working through:

Those who desire to read further in economics should turn next to some work of intermediate length and difficulty. I know of no single volume in print today that completely meets this need, but there are several that together supply it. There is an excellent short book (126 pages) by Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics (Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic Education), which briefly summarizes principles and policies. A book that does that at somewhat greater length (327 pages) is Understanding the Dollar Crisis by Percy L. Greaves (Belmont, Mass.: Western Islands, 1973). Bettina Bien Greaves has assembled two volumes of readings on Free Market Economics (Foundation for Economic Education).

The reader who aims at a thorough understanding, and feels prepared for it, should next read Human Action by Ludwig von Mises (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1949, 1966, 907 pages). This book extended the logical unity and precision of economics beyond that of any previous work. A two-volume work written thirteen years after Human Action by a student of Mises is Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (Mission, Kan.: Sheed, Andrews and McMeel, 1962, 987 pages). This contains much original and penetrating material; its exposition is admirably lucid; and its arrangement makes it in some respects more suitable for textbook use than Mises’ great work.
Short books that discuss special economic subjects in a simple way are Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises (South Holland, Ill.: Libertarian Press, 1952), and Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962). There is an excellent pamphlet by Murray N. Rothbard, What Has Government Done to Our Money? (Santa Ana, Calif.: Rampart College, 1964,1974, 62 pages). On the urgent subject of inflation, a book by the present author has recently been published, The Inflation Crisis, and How to Resolve It (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1978).
Among recent works which discuss current ideologies and developments from a point of view similaar to that of this volume are the present author’s The Failure of the “New Economics”: An Analysis of the Keynesian Fallacies (Arlington House,1959); F. A.Hayek, The Road to Serfdom(1945) and the same author’s monumental Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960). Ludwig von Mises’ Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis (London: Jonathan Cape, 1936, 1969) is the most thorough and devastating critique of collectivistic doctrines ever written.
The reader should not overlook, of course, Frederic Bastiat’s Economic Sophisms (ca.1844), and particularly his essay on “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.”

Those who are interested in working through the economic classics might find it most profitable to do this in the reverse of their historical order. Presented in this order, the chief works to be consulted, with the dates of their first editions, are: Philip Wick-steed,
The Common Sense of Political Economy,1911; John Bates Clark, The Distribution of Wealth, 1899; Eugen von Bohm Bawerk, The Positive Theory of Capital, 1888; Karl Menger, Principles of Economics,1871; W. Stanley Jevons, The Theory of Political Economy and Taxation,1817; and Adam Smith, The Wealth of
Nations,1776.
 

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The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.


Brother lent it to me so I can read it before World War Z arrives in the mail.
 

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List I am working through:

Those who desire to read further in economics should turn next to some work of intermediate length and difficulty. I know of no single volume in print today that completely meets this need, but there are several that together supply it. There is an excellent short book (126 pages) by Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics (Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Foundation for Economic Education), which briefly summarizes principles and policies. A book that does that at somewhat greater length (327 pages) is Understanding the Dollar Crisis by Percy L. Greaves (Belmont, Mass.: Western Islands, 1973). Bettina Bien Greaves has assembled two volumes of readings on Free Market Economics (Foundation for Economic Education).

The reader who aims at a thorough understanding, and feels prepared for it, should next read Human Action by Ludwig von Mises (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1949, 1966, 907 pages). This book extended the logical unity and precision of economics beyond that of any previous work. A two-volume work written thirteen years after Human Action by a student of Mises is Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State (Mission, Kan.: Sheed, Andrews and McMeel, 1962, 987 pages). This contains much original and penetrating material; its exposition is admirably lucid; and its arrangement makes it in some respects more suitable for textbook use than Mises’ great work.
Short books that discuss special economic subjects in a simple way are Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises (South Holland, Ill.: Libertarian Press, 1952), and Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962). There is an excellent pamphlet by Murray N. Rothbard, What Has Government Done to Our Money? (Santa Ana, Calif.: Rampart College, 1964,1974, 62 pages). On the urgent subject of inflation, a book by the present author has recently been published, The Inflation Crisis, and How to Resolve It (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1978).
Among recent works which discuss current ideologies and developments from a point of view similaar to that of this volume are the present author’s The Failure of the “New Economics”: An Analysis of the Keynesian Fallacies (Arlington House,1959); F. A.Hayek, The Road to Serfdom(1945) and the same author’s monumental Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960). Ludwig von Mises’ Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis (London: Jonathan Cape, 1936, 1969) is the most thorough and devastating critique of collectivistic doctrines ever written.
The reader should not overlook, of course, Frederic Bastiat’s Economic Sophisms (ca.1844), and particularly his essay on “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.”

Those who are interested in working through the economic classics might find it most profitable to do this in the reverse of their historical order. Presented in this order, the chief works to be consulted, with the dates of their first editions, are: Philip Wick-steed,
The Common Sense of Political Economy,1911; John Bates Clark, The Distribution of Wealth, 1899; Eugen von Bohm Bawerk, The Positive Theory of Capital, 1888; Karl Menger, Principles of Economics,1871; W. Stanley Jevons, The Theory of Political Economy and Taxation,1817; and Adam Smith, The Wealth of
Nations,1776.
Which is most relevant (helpful) to the HSC course?
 

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read "the failure of new economics" by Henry Hazlitt, because it will demonstrate why most of the shit you learn in hsc economics is a load of shit

well tbh I didn't do hsc economics (I'm Victorian, though I didn't do it here either) but from what I've heard its full of neo-keynesian junk anyway

just read it okay
 

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I've never read any Harry Potter book before, so I might give them a crack these holidays.
 

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read "the failure of new economics" by Henry Hazlitt, because it will demonstrate why most of the shit you learn in hsc economics is a load of shit

well tbh I didn't do hsc economics (I'm Victorian, though I didn't do it here either) but from what I've heard its full of neo-keynesian junk anyway

just read it okay
Because that will give me good marks in the HSC :)

But Keynes and Hayek did contribute to the study of economics, so...
 

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yeah I know it won't help you with marks but if you are interested in a real economic understanding etc etc

I have read most of the books I have posted, and they deal primarily with qualitative economics, and will have little to offer in terms of the HSC economics curriculum.

Given that you likely won't be covering things like the Austrian theory of the trade cycle, I can't imagine the likes of Hayek will be of much use.
 

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finished harry potter three.

now onto: looking for alibrandi

i can't be bothered to read anything that requires actual thinking right now
 

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yeah I know it won't help you with marks but if you are interested in a real economic understanding etc etc

I have read most of the books I have posted, and they deal primarily with qualitative economics, and will have little to offer in terms of the HSC economics curriculum.

Given that you likely won't be covering things like the Austrian theory of the trade cycle, I can't imagine the likes of Hayek will be of much use.
True, but it's interesting and you can offer it as something to argue with the eco teachers
 

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True, but it's interesting and you can offer it as something to argue with the eco teachers
I'm not sure about your depth of understanding of economics, but something really interesting I found to do was to read Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (If you haven't already) and Hazlitt's The Failure of The New Economics

Read a chapter of Keynes then a chapter of Hazlitt, because he critiques General theory chapter by chapter

doing so will give you an understanding of Keynesian economics and their counter-arguments, and I found this interesting at least

nothing.

neeeeed recommendations, please
Economics In One Lesson

Or, PDF version

Or, Audio Version

Please, just read the damn book in some form
 
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Thanks

I'll save the links and look at it when I have some time to kill
 

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I've got Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters waiting for me.

Have to finish The Road first.
 

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