Book, film and theatre reviews

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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.

Predicting the future isn’t easy

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Book review: Megatech
Daniel Franklin presents a collection of 20 essays about the changes in technology that we are likely to see in the next three decades.

The problems of poverty in America’s small towns

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Book review: Janesville
Washington Post journalist Amy Goldstein focuses on how the lives of ordinary Americans are affected by industrial decline.

The centre-left's big mistake

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Book review: Outsiders
A warning to politicians not to take the “powerlessness of power” for granted.

Book of the week: An attack on market-friendly reforms

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Book review: Divide
A provocative, yet unconvincing argument against free-market reforms in developing countries.

The king's run-in with his bankers

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Book review: The Day the King Defaulted
Moshe Arye Milevsky deserves credit for shining a spotlight on a neglected period of British history, says Matthew Partridge.

These two books show what it takes to be a great investor

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John Stepek picks two of his favourite books on investing for you to add to your summer reading list.

The power behind Trump's throne

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Book review: Devil’s Bargain
Joshua Green examines Steve Bannon’s role in supporting President Donald Trump.

Book of the week: One man's spread-betting nightmare

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Book review: Win. Lose. Repeat
Chris Stringman’s tale is a warning to all those who regard spread betting as a fast-track route to riches.

Finance and literature: not obvious bedfellows

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Book review: The Wisdom of Finance
Mihir Desai’s look at the relationship between bankers and writers is a fascinating romp through history.

Summer reading: who’s responsible for the mess the world is in?

Merryn Somerset Webb’s summer reading list attempts to answer the question of who’s responsible for the world’s ills – populism, debt, wealth inequality and stagnant wages, to name just a few.

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