MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.
Book review: The Retreat of Globalisation
We’ve reached peak globalisation, reckons Gervais Williams. From now here on in, the environment for international trade will be much less favourable.
Book review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Talk about poverty in the US and you’ll think of inner-city Detroit or Baltimore, says Matthew Partridge. But over the past decade, the areas that have done the worst are in the “rustbelt”.
Glossy financial drama Billions was one of the big American television hits of last year. Matthew Partridge gives his thoughts.
Matthew Partridge casts his eye back over the five best books of 2016 for MoneyWeek readers.
Theatre review: Hamilton: An American Musical
Are you ready for a show about a loudmouth, promiscuous American politician? No, not Trump, says Matthew Partridge – America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Tax isn’t the most obvious topic for a comedy skit, yet somehow Dominic Frisby pulls it off, says John Stepek.
Book review: British Banking: Continuity And Change From 1694 To The Present
Look past the price and British Banking is an accessible book for the curious general reader, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: The Stock Picker: A Financial History from the Sharp End
If you’re interested in how the City worked before the Big Bang, you’ll love The Stock Picker, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir
Reading Ken Clarke’s memoirs is a bit like being at an after-dinner talk over brandy and cigars, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent
Brooke Harrington impressive book explores the wealth-management industry through the eyes of the managers themselves.