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.
My Friend Anna: The true story of the fake heiress of New York City
Williams is a solid writer who does a good job of explaining how she, and other intelligent people, could be taken in by such a crook.
After the Fall Crisis, Recovery and the Making of a New Spain
A book that goes beyond politics to offer a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a country.
Review: This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
A new TV series outfreaks Freakonomics.
Dominic Frisby explains how the Edinburgh Festival Fringe grew in a manner Adam Smith would be proud of into the biggest arts festival in the world.
John Stepek picks a sample of the books he’s read and enjoyed this year, for you to add to your holiday reading list.
Theatre review: Rutherford and Son
Rutherford and Son offers a snapshot of economic and social life in Edwardian England.
Alarums and Excursions
A former speechwriter for the European Council president looks at some of the key challenges that the EU has faced over the past decade.
Book review: The Victorians
Jacob Rees-Mogg makes little effort in this uninteresting and badly written run through of the usual Victorian suspects.
Theatre review: Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller’s classic portrayal of the American dream turned bad is as relevant as ever.
Book review: What it Takes
Raegan Moya-Jones’ book is an entertaining and informative “warts and all” account of how she set up her business.