Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I used to read a lot more political books. I finally finished reading Occupy by Noam Chomsky over the weekend. The book was a collection of lectures by and interviews with Noam Chomsky.

Although I dearly love Chmosky's work, he does get a bit ranty after a while. For example see this piece in the Guardian. Sometimes there is a lot of conspiracy theories around. However, he was the person in 90s who pointed out that managers could  have a point of view, which is very different to that of shareholders, so in some sense he understood the bankers bonus culture of the banks.

The small book Occupy is interesting because Chomsky is taking to the Occupy movement, before they were crushed by the police. He seems very mellow and reasonable.