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


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.

Bosses should throw more parties

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Book review: Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through
An engaging, highly readable business book, full of provocative suggestions, particularly for entrepreneurial types.

The Big Society revisited

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Book review: More Human, by Steve Hilton
Steve Hilton’s “More Human”, about how the world has become dehumanised, is on the right lines, says Dominic Frisby. But it doesn’t go far enough.

A little financial reading for your holiday

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at some of her favourite summer reading this year, including Andrew McNally’s excellent ‘Debtonator’.

What’s the truth about Blair’s millions?

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Book review: Blair Inc: The Man Behind the Mask
is an interesting, if slightly coloured glimpse into Blair’s life after politics, says Matthew Partridge.

Richard Koo's overblown fears

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Book review: The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap
Richard Koo’s idea of a ‘debt trauma’ may be a valid concern. But his fears may be overblown in his new book, says Hector Reid.

The best reads of 2014

A review of the best financial books that have graced the MoneyWeek bookshelf this year.

A witty guide to the world of Bitcoin

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Book review: Bitcoin: The Future of Money?
Find out how Bitcoin is set to revolutionise the world in Dominic Frisby’s witty and engaging new book, says Matthew Partridge.

What dating tells you about markets

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Book review: Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating
Can economic theory help you to find love? Matthew Partridge reviews Paul Oyer’s new book that sets out to prove it can.

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