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.


Book in the news: the sham do-gooding of the billionaire class

Book review: Winners Take All
Philanthrocapitalism is a sham, argues Anand Giridharadas – a cover for dodging taxes or pushing causes dear to the hearts of the super-rich.

Book review: populist backlash could be good for democracy

Book review: The New Authoritarianism
The populist backlash against the role of experts in the political process isn’t such a bad thing, says Professor Salvatore Babones.

Play of the week: The American Clock

Clarke Peters

This a revival of a lesser-known play by the American playwright Arthur Miller examines what happens when the music stops, and the financial boom turns to bust.

A one-sided play that backfires spectacularly

Theatre review: I’m Not Running
David Hare’s play sets up some interesting questions, but it fails to provide any answers.

My infatuation with Ted Heath

'75

Theatre review: ’75
Kieran Hodgson’s one-man show about Britain’s entry into Europe provides a welcome and amusing new angle on Brexit.

Book in the news: an impassioned attack on corporate culture

Cover of Lab Rats by Dan Lyons

Book review: Lab Rats
Dan Lyons’s book is an entertaining attack on the effect that the tech industry has had on everybody’s working lives

Book of the week: Heroic Failure

Cover of Heroic Failure by Fintan O’Toole

Book review: Brexit and the Politics of Pain
Irish writer Fintan O’Toole examines what Brexit reveals about Britain.

Book in the news: an engaging tale about a one-dimensional man

Book review: Mr Five Per Cent
Philip Hanschers’ biography of Calouste Gulbenkian examines what vast wealth does to a man and the people around him.

The case for freer markets

Book review: The Power of Capitalism
Rainer Zitelmann looks at multiple case studies to make his point about the superiority of markets.

Six of the best books for investors

Merryn Somerset Webb recommends six books for investors – from bitcoin to investment trusts, via fish and horses.

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