Weekend Reading: A Historical Document: John Maynard Keynes to Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the End of 1933

Assignment Desk: What Are the Best Readings for a Week Spent Teaching James C. Scott-Stuff?

The night watchman state that supports the fully-developed market economy is one of the most strange and significant historical development in political economy. Any analysis of it requires that one view hit in perspective—that one examine other the other alternative forms that state power and authority can and do take and have taken.

And the greatest sociologist-political scientist-historian of our age analyzing such things is James C. Scott. I have often wished that I had a reading list on Scott-stuff to hand. And I wish somebody would construct an annotated one:

Here are my thoughts:

Here are some more starting points: