Jill Rutter

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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to&hellip by Abhijit Banerjee
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and humane, 29 Jan 2012
This is one of the best public policy books I have ever read. By painstakingly piecing together rigorous evidence from research Banerjee and Duflo step behind the aid good/bad debate and look at how the poor really live - and how it might be possible to design policy interventions which can help them live their lives better and possibly lead out of poverty. Full of insight about "development" - but also very relevant to the way developed countries make policies for themselves and where policy goes wrong when it falls foul of the three Is - ignorance, ideology and inertia. and even better, it is compellingly written
The Hidden Wealth of Nations by David Halpern
The Hidden Wealth of Nations by David Halpern
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If you are an addict of the recent outpourings of the happiness gurus (Layard, Oswald et al) and the behavioural economists, but wondered how their findings might translate into practical policies, this book takes the key next step. Written by ex-Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Chief Analyst, David Halpern - but of interest to future governments of any persuasion, this book takes a look behind conventional policy appraoches to look at the things that really make somewhere a place worth living. Conventional economics has no place for trust or relationships - the Hidden Wealth of the title, and little place for unremunerated transactions - Halpenr's economy of regard rather than of money… Read more