After reading Nick Shaxson's excellent book 'Treasure Islands and the men that stole the world', I had been searching for practical solutions to our current economic malaise. Richard Murphy's book is this.
The book is divided into three parts.
The first is a review of our current economic status that covers much of the same areas as Nick Shaxson - the rise of neoliberalism. Richard Murphy attacks the intellectual abdication that equates active government to bad (big) government. This section is easy to follow, but is less… Read more
Shaxson has done everyone a huge favour by blowing away the fog that conceals the structures of our current financial system. Brilliant. - it won't be long before the opposition mobilises as this book is a devastating, relentless and compelling assault on self-interest. At last though we will have a worthy debate and hopefully some practical change.