Feast of St Sisoes the Great
THIS SUMMER we'll be reading and discussing Joseph Schumpeter's classic study, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (available at Eighth Day Books: 1.800.841.2541).
If you don't live in the Wichita area, please consider forming your own reading group.
If you live in the Wichita area, we'll meet on Mondays at The Ladder, headquarters for Eighth Day Institute (2836 E. Douglas...east of Eighth Day Books and behind Hannah Banana). Our goal is to read the whole book. All together we will meet from 7:30 to 9 pm on five Monday evenings this summer: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 8, August 15.
Our first meeting will be on July 11, 7:30 pm at The Ladder. We will discuss Tom McCraw's introduction and chapters I-VIII (80 pp). The late professor McCraw, who taught intellectual history in the University of Texas's American studies program and business history at Harvard Business School, is an excellent writer and the author of the best biography of Schumpeter (available in book and audio formats). The section for our first night includes “The Marxian Doctrine” (Chapters I-IV and the first chapters on capitalism (Chapters VI-VIII.) If you are used to economics, sociology, political science, social philosophy, and society forecasting as separate boxes within which specialists stay inside their narrow boundaries, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn from the breadth of his purview and knowledge.