political economy of librarianship by birdsall

i downloaded this earlier today on my every so often on interesting uses of political economy. having just read it, i find that it makes the pertinance of political economy for those interested in librarianship, but it doesn't really go as far as i'd like talking about the becoming part of librarianship that is part of the political economy, nor does it really deal in any depth with the obvious relationships between andrew carnegie's recognition of the library as state economic driver and the role of the librarian. however, it is a fantastic marker of a future direction of research.