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: John Law, A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century
An elegantly written biography of the colourful Scottish gambler, financier and early economist.
Book review: The Billionaire Raj, A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age
A well-written, readable, balanced and objective guide to the evolving Indian economy.
Book review: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Books on corporate scandals can be very dull, but this is a real-life thriller.
Book review: Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics
Money and Government sets out to rethink human behaviour, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Bluffocracy
Bluffing may get you through a dinner party, but it could also be harming society.
Book review: Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit
Despite these shortcomings, the book does an excellent job, covering the main points in an entertaining way, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Backlash: Saving globalisation from itself
Supporters of an open global economy may have exaggerated the benefits and underplayed the costs.
Book review: Adam Smith: What He Thought and Why It Matters
Conservative MP Jesse Norman attempts to reconcile these two sides of Adam Smith’s philosophy.
Theatre review: £¥€$ (Lies)
Matthew Partridge learns some important investment lessons after taking part in an immersive financial experiment at the Almeida Theatre’s production of Lies.
Book review: Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
An authoritative study on the causes of the global financial crisis.