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.


A cutesy guide to investing

Cover of Little Wins The Huge Power Of Thinking Like A Toddler

Book review: Little Wins, The Huge Power Of Thinking Like A Toddler
A book to skim through and pick up a few ideas on investing.

The dark side of the internet revolution

Cover of Move Fast and Break Things

Book review: Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, And Amazon Cornered Culture And Undermined Democracy
Taplin makes an effective argument to rein in the oligarchic dreams of a few billionaires.

Populist challengers are as bad as the elite

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Book review: Rebel: How To Overthrow The Emerging Oligarchy
Heady but standard libertarian fare from Douglas Carswell, says Matthew Partridge.

Is Trump as bad as Hitler?

On Tyranny Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Book review: On tyranny
If more people followed Snyder’s injunctions, the world would be a better place.

Book of the week: The libor scandal revisited

The Fix How Bankers Lied, Cheated And Colluded To Rig The World’s Most Important Number by Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch


The authors have an eye for juicy anecdotes and skilfully avoid drowning the reader in too much detail.

A comedy on the creative destruction of Thatcherism

Sara Kestelman acting in Filthy Business

Theatre review: Filthy Business
This is a play of hilarious dialogue and wonderful characters, says Matthew Partridge.

A refreshing, polemic-free view of Russia

Book cover: Who Lost Russia?

Book review: Who lost Russia? – How The World Entered A New Cold War
The blunders that led to a resurgence of nationalism.

Going against the political tide

Book cove: Utopia for Realists

Book review: Utopia For Realists, And How We Can Get There
This provocative book proposes abolishing border controls and introducing a universal basic income.

Who matters more: the inventor, or the impresario?

Film review: The Founder
Michael Keaton’s nuanced performance combines dedication and hard work with an undertone of menace.

Four books on picking stocks

Cover of One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

Four classic books from acclaimed investors that explain their methods of picking stocks and analysing companies.

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