The Lion’s Share: a New Deal for Government

ISBN 978-1-907720-28-4. “The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government” by Richard Murphy was published by Searching Finance in 2011. We are familiar with Richard’s work via his Twitter feed @RichardJMurphy and his work at Tax Research … Continue reading

Future Perfect

It is said that the future is already here! It just isn’t distributed evenly. Forecasting is a mug’s game. I admit it, I once delivered my own vision of the future in a talk called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100″. It … Continue reading

This Emperor Has No Clothes: Picketty & Reality Economics

ISBN 978-0674430006. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Here it is – the book that everyone seems to know about. A book so important that it has spawned its own … Continue reading

“Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast

ISBN 978-0-713-99797-2. “Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast was published by Allen Lane/Penguin in 2006. Palast by now needs little introduction. We reviewed his 2003 “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” and “Vultures’ Picnic” from 2011. “Armed Madhouse” straddles the two … Continue reading

“The Way Out” by L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen

ISBN 978-0-8090-3469-7. “The Way Out – Kick-starting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass” by L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen was published by Hill & Wang in 2012 (from the original published as “Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of … 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