Class war & the precariat – what ever happened to Thatcherism?

What fate awaited Thatcherism? In my teenage years I believed that Thatcherism represented a reboot the British economy needed; an essential modernisation that would re-align our economy with that of the real world. Old certainties and securities would change and, to … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy & the selling of India’s Soul

ISBN-13: 978-1-78478-031-9. “Capitalism – A Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy was published by Verso in 2014. Anyone watching Roy in her talks given in 2002 will be instantly struck at how important it is to not judge this book by … Continue reading

“The Price of Inequality” by Joseph E. Stiglitz

ISBN 978-0-393-34506-3. “The Price of Inequality – How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future” by Joseph E. Stiglitz was published by W.W. Norton & Company Inc in 2013 (this the paperback with new Preface, original hardback from 2012). This looks … Continue reading

“Green Gone Wrong” by Heather Rogers

ISBN-13:978-1-84467-901-0. “Green Gone Wrong – Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-Capitalism” by Heather Rogers was published by Verso Books in 2010. Rogers is a journalist & author who has written for Mother Jones and New York Times Magazine. Her previous … Continue reading

“Cancel the Apocalypse” by Andrew Simms

ISBN 978-1-40870-236-9. “Cancel The Apocalypse – The New Path to Prosperity” by Andrews Simms was published by Little, Brown in 2013. There never was a Transition book simply about economics. If there was it would look a lot like this. … Continue reading