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: 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

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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.

Five of the best books I read in 2018

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To close the year, John Stepek picks five of his favourite books on economics, investing and human behaviour.

An essential skill for investors

Cover of The Signs Were There by Tim Steer

Book review: The Signs Were There
Tim Steer looks at the red flags that suggest not only that a firm is in trouble, but also that the management is trying to hide the fact with some creative accounting.

Book of the week: a country with coherent vision for its future

Cover of Russia Without Putin by Tony Wood

Book review: Russia Without Putin
Tony Wood argues that the contemporary Western view of Russia lacks subtlety.

Volker looks back

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Book review: Keeping At It
Former Fed chair Paul Volcker’s memoir is much more than an account of his life. It is his credo.

Book in the news: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs

Cover of American Overdose by Chris McGreal

Book review: American Overdose
Chris McGreal’s meticulously researched book looks at what’s behind America’s deadly opioid addiction epidemic.

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