The Courageous State is a vision of a country in which politicians strive to give everyone the chance to achieve their potential. So what's the book about? Three things. First, it says that neoliberalism has given us feeble politicians who think anything they do will be worse than the market outcome, so they do little or nothing. They fail us as a result. Second, it argues that this is wrong and a whole raft raft of new economic thinking from Richard shows why. And third, it contains a whole range of economic policy proposals that Courageous politicians could adopt to get us out of the neoliberal mess we're in. Why buy it now? Because everyone says that we're living in a world where there are no alternative ideas to counter neoliberalism - and now there are lots of them, all wrapped up in The Courageous State. Who is Richard Murphy? Richard is a chartered accountant, political economist, adviser to the TUC, PCS, The Tax Justice Network and others, and the person who put the Tax Gap on the UK policy agenda. He's also well known for his Tax Research UK blog - now ranked the number 1 economics blog in the UK.