Felix Salmon

Index excerpt of the day

By Felix Salmon
October 3, 2011

index.jpgDavid Harvey’s Marxian take on the global financial crisis, The Enigma of Capital, just came out in paperback. It’s timely, coinciding as it does with the Occupy Wall Street movement. And it also has the best index of any crisis book I’ve read.

Here’s just a snippet; the whole thing can be read as part of Amazon’s Look Inside function if you’re so inclined. But how is it possible to resist a book with an index entry for “state-finance nexus, failure of”?

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“But how is it possible to resist a book with an index entry for “state-finance nexus, failure of”?”

It’s not, but there appears to be only one entry, and a 60 page gap until it shows how such foolishness abides.

It’s a major improvement on Sorkin or Cohan–which is like saying, “sings better than that car dealer’s daughter on Glee“–but we’re still waiting for the Robert Caro of The Really Great Depression. (Hint, Felix…)

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