We’re still waiting for a few external things before the Brand! New! blog and homepage come to exist. Meanwhile, I’m about ready to declare myself done with The Wealth of Nations. While I still have several chapter to comment on, I have read them, and they do not concern aspects of political economy that interest me. Plus, at the moment, I seem to have hid the book.
I’m now reading Capital, by Marx, which Smith’s work proved a really good introduction to. I am tempted to do the annotation with it as I did with Smith, because writing that helped me bring a lot of it into focus, and because all of you Smart People gave me good perspective on the stuff I didn’t understand. But I also know that there are those who find these posts irritating, and feel they take up too much space (especially when they’re reposted on LJ, without a cut).
So, just like the revisionist who claims to lead when in fact he is following, I ask: Who wants me to take on Capital in public, and who would rather I let sleeping surplus-value lie?