Book reviews

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MoneyWeek's book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment


The hedgies who blew up housing

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Film review: The Big Short
The Big Short is about more than just smart people getting rich, says Matthew Partridge. This is one financial film you should definitely watch.

The best reads of 2015

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A roundup of the best books published in the last year on economics anf finance.

Six books to read this Christmas

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Merryn Somerset Webb picks six of the best books about finance and economics to dip into over the festive period.

How to prepare for financial chaos

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The War on Cash: How to Survive Financial Martial Law
Tim Price’s new book on how to survive a financial crash is certainly provocative, says Matthew Partridge. But these are no idle musings.

Looking for a financial stocking filler? This is the one

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Book review: The Devil’s Financial Dictionary
The Devil’s Financial Dictionary is the ideal Christmas stocking-stuffer for anyone with a remote interest in investing, says Matthew Partridge.

Tiresome tale of bankers behaving badly

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Book review: Straight to Hell
A tale of bankers behaving badly lacking the class of its predecessors, says Matthew Partridge.

The anatomy of an egotistical genius

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Film review: Steve Jobs
Danny Boyle’s biopic of the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, delivers on a grand scale, says Matthew Partridge.

The crisis: it wasn’t personal

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Book review: Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers
Joris Luyendijk’s behind the scenes take on life in the City is worth reading for its unique perspective, says Matthew Partridge.

Can a citizens’ income combat robots?

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Book review: Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
Martin Ford’s solution to the threat posed to jobs by robots is logical, but flawed, says Matthew Partridge.

There’s little light in this labyrinth

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Book review: The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis’ book, “The Global Minotaur”, underestimates capitalism’s resilience, says Matthew Partridge.

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