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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.


Book of the week: The libor scandal revisited

The Fix How Bankers Lied, Cheated And Colluded To Rig The World’s Most Important Number by Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch


The authors have an eye for juicy anecdotes and skilfully avoid drowning the reader in too much detail.

A comedy on the creative destruction of Thatcherism

Sara Kestelman acting in Filthy Business

Theatre review: Filthy Business
This is a play of hilarious dialogue and wonderful characters, says Matthew Partridge.

A refreshing, polemic-free view of Russia

Book cover: Who Lost Russia?

Book review: Who lost Russia? – How The World Entered A New Cold War
The blunders that led to a resurgence of nationalism.

Going against the political tide

Book cove: Utopia for Realists

Book review: Utopia For Realists, And How We Can Get There
This provocative book proposes abolishing border controls and introducing a universal basic income.

Who matters more: the inventor, or the impresario?

Film review: The Founder
Michael Keaton’s nuanced performance combines dedication and hard work with an undertone of menace.

Four books on picking stocks

Cover of One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

Four classic books from acclaimed investors that explain their methods of picking stocks and analysing companies.

Impressive, yet uninspiring

Cover of Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister

Book review: Theresa May: The Enigmatic Prime Minister
A laudable induction to the world of Theresa May.

Book of the week: Economics under the microscope

Cover of Whose Model Is It Anyway?

Book review: Whose Model Is It Anyway? Why Economists Need To Face Up To Reality
An entertaining pamphlet offering plenty of food for thought.

A pugnacious take on markets

Cover of Beating The Odds, From Las Vegas To Wall Street

Book review: A Man For All Markets: Beating The Odds, From Las Vegas To Wall Street
A Man For All Markets is an entertaining read for those who want to beat the markets, says Matthew Partridge.

Book of the week: Backlash against democracy is nothing new

Cover of Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Book review: Age of Anger
Pankaj Mishra’s long-term historical approach is a refreshing contrast to those who solely blame short-term causes.

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