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.

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

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.

Did the Scandinavians get it right?

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Book review: Viking Economics
George Lakey’s new book examines what Norway, Sweden and Denmark can teach us about economics.

Book of the week: The Chickenshit Club

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Investigative journalist Jesse Eisinger examines why prosecutors in the US have become increasingly reluctant to charge white-collar criminals.

More than a rich nerds behaving badly sitcom

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Ever wondered what you would do if you and your friends become internet millionaires? Matthew Partridge reviews Loaded.

Book of the week: Peering inside the mind of Donald Trump

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How Trump Thinks
A novelty exploration into the mind of Donald Trump through his Tweets.

Another look at measuring growth

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Book review: Doughnut Economics
A must-read explanation on why we should measure progress differently.

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