Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Civilization, Capital, and the Moral Order in The Road

There is an excellent piece at on The Apocalyptic Vision of The Road, which reviews Cormac McCarthy's book The Road. Ben O'Neill analyzes the disappearance of the moral order and the varieties of capital in the novel.

Cormac McCarthy is also the author of All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian, and several other novels. He is also a trustee and writer-in-residence at the Santa Fe Institute, an important center for the study of complexity, and which has been one of the main drivers in the push for complexity economics, of which Austrian economics is a long-time contributor. So it should perhaps not surprise anyone that one can find good economics in his novels. Just be ready for a very dark read.

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