A Story That Won't be in Your local newspaper

Rakesh Bhandari bhandari at phoenix.Princeton.EDU
Tue Mar 9 22:20:29 PST 1999

Nathan, Thank you for the download on Marc Linder's latest efforts. You know he wrote that four volume Anti Samuelson in German (two volumes in English--did Samuelson ever respond, he seems to wear the critique as a badge of honor), a fascinating history of the globalization of the construction industry and built structures generally (skimmed), a study of migrant workers rights (not read), a study of the regulation of population (I typed in some of his analysis of Marx's critique of Malthus)--plus the study on the right to urinate mentioned in this article. No joke--Donna's mother was telling us about how she had to ask for permission cards from her boss to use the bathroom as a secretary in the 50s and early 60s. And it just wonderful that Linder and Nygaard would actually research and document this abuse--what creative scholarship! I think Linder is the last person to have checked out many of the books from the Princeton library that I have been reading thanks to the card Donna got me. He seems to be the most remarkable scholar; he draws on works in several languages. I really am in awe of the guy--very productive and just as profound. If you know him, ask him to sign up for the line. Oh no don't do that. It will be the end of him, and I'd rather read his massively researched and disciplined books. Yours, Rakesh

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