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 review: The Behavioral Investor
It’s widely accepted that markets and individual investors don’t always act rationally. Daniel Crosby tries to explain why.
Book review: China, Trade and Power
Allowing China into the World Trade Organisation was an attempt to bind it to the rule of law and give US exporters access to its markets. That plan has failed, says Stewart Paterson.
Film review: Peterloo
Peterloo is a solid costume drama that shines a light on a significant piece of social and economic history. But it does need a bit of trimming and sharper focus.
Book review: How To Be Right
LBC presenter James O’Brien is a bit of an oddity – a radio talk-show host with liberal views.
Book review: Mastering the Market Cycle
Howard Marks’ book is more rounded and nuanced than others that deal with the subject.
Book review: Capitalism in America
Adrian Wooldridge and Alan Greenspan make a strong case for free enterprise and markets.
Book review: National Populism
Eatwell and Goodwin’s take on populism is a little repetitive at times, but it makes some good points and is well worth a read.
Book review: The Fifth Risk
Meticulous research lets Michael Lewis make a convincing case that faith in government has eroded alarmingly in recent years.
Book review: Lake Success
Gary Shteyngart manages to capture the absurdity of financiers and their big-money world.
Book review: The Future of Capitalism
Professor Paul Collier of Oxford University outlines why he believes trust in our public institutions and business has collapsed.