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Review of Dark Money by Jane Mayer

1 October 2017

Pub. Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2017 Jane Mayer is a well-known American journalist who wrote The Dark Side, a book dealing with the negative effects on American life of the conduct of the so-called war on terror, and has co-authored two other books. She says, “In many ways, the research on [read more]

Review of The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce

23 September 2017

Pub. Little Brown, London 2017 Edward Luce’s previous book, “Time to Start Thinking: America and the Sceptre of Decline” was a timely account of the decline of the American state, this book, appears to be primarily a commentary on the rise of populism, with particular reference to the [read more]

A Review of “Grave New World”, by Stephen D King

4 July 2017

Published: Yale University Press (2017) I was looking forward to reading this book, Stephen D King has an excellent reputation and he has a key role at HSBC, while also advising the House of Commons Treasury Committee. The advance notices were also excellent and the author is writing about an [read more]

Review of Michael Lewis’ “The Undoing Project”

7 January 2017

W W Norton & Co., New York, 2017 There are a few books that one enjoys from beginning to end, often one has reservations about aspects work, the praise may be leading, the author may not express his arguments clearly, or she may be plain wrong; however, Michael Lewis has once more produced a [read more]

Review of “Industries of the Future” – Alec Ross

7 January 2017

Simon & Schuster, New York, 2016 This book was published in 2016 and the author is described as one of America’s leading experts on innovation. Ross acted as senior advisor for innovation to Hillary Clinton for four years, and the book is peppered with references to this experience; at [read more]

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World

19 October 2016

In his book, “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World”, Raghuram G. Rajan identified two main fault lines in the global economy. Firstly, the willingness to supply credit to those who had not benefitted from rising GDP. He says, “the political response to rising [read more]
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