Trade Wars are Class Wars
Reviewer: Ian Bright
A provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers.
The Myth of Chinese Capitalism
Reviewer: Andrew Peaple
In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Roberts explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.
The Rise of Global Liquidity
Reviewer: Melissa Davies, Redburn
Global Liquidity is a much-discussed, but narrowly-researched and vaguely-defined topic. This book deeply explores the subject by clearly defining and measuring liquidity worldwide and by showing its importance for investors.
Reviewer: Ian Bright
In Angrynomics, Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan explore the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and propose radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world.
Outside The Box
Reviewer: Ian Harwood
From the acclaimed author of The Box, a new history of globalization that shows us how to navigate its future.
The Great Demographic Reversal
Reviewer: Dame Kate Barker, British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme
This book demonstrates how these demographic trends are on the point of reversing sharply, coinciding with a retreat from globalisation. The result? Ageing can be expected to raise inflation and interest rates, bringing a slew of problems for an over-indebted world economy, but is also anticipated to increase the share of labour, so that inequality falls.
The Cost of Free Money
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce
A penetrating account of how unchecked capital mobility is damaging international cooperation, polarizing the economic landscape, and ultimately reshaping the global order.
You're Paid What You're Worth
And Other Myths of the Modern Economy
Reviewer: Rosemary Connell
A myth-busting book challenges the idea that we’re paid according to objective criteria and places power and social conflict at the heart of economic analysis.
Reviewer: William Allen, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
This is the inside story of the US–China trade war, how relations between these superpowers unraveled, darkening prospects for global peace and prosperity, as told by two Wall Street Journal reporters, one based in Washington, D.C., the other in Beijing, who have had more access to the decision makers in the White House and in China’s Zhongnanhai leadership compound than anyone else.
A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, capitalism was stuck. It had no answers to a host of problems, including disease, inequality, the digital divide and, perhaps most blatantly, the environmental crisis. Taking her inspiration from the 'moonshot' programmes which successfully co-ordinated public and private sectors on a massive scale, Mariana Mazzucato calls for the same level of boldness and experimentation to be applied to the biggest problems of our time.