Recommended Read

Angrynomics

by Eric Lonergan & Mark Blyth
(2020)

Pros

Interesting, engaging, and a good economic perspective

Rather than simply talking about the problem, actually names some solutions

The solutions are excellent, and might actually be able to be achieved with political will.

It may help you think more about solutions rather than tribal politics.

Cons

Can't really think of any.

Why it matters

This book provides hope. At a time where everyone is highly polarised and yet everyone is suffering (except for a small handful with dick rockets, naturally).

Why are we so angry? How did we get here? It is the eternal question – one that I and many others have been trying to answer. And – more importantly – how on earth do we fix the big problems, such as climate change, inequality, and the myriad other issues that have plagued the legacy of the neoliberal era.

Well, Angrynomics has some answers for you. I highly recommend this book. I listened to the audiobook and found it highly engaging – especially with the interesting “discussion” format between the two authors.

Whilst most of the (online) discourse is about socialism vs capitalism and semantics – it is refreshing to see new ways of looking at politics and economics… a pragmatic, empathetic and most of all workable idea for Capitalism 4.0.

I especially loved the idea of depoliticising the economy and the National Wealth Fund, as well as the Data Dividend.

There is a lot of talk about taking money our of politics, but also, I like the idea of taking the politics out of the money.

This book has many great ideas in it, but to get there we need political will. And to get political will, we need everyone to read it.

So…

 

Key Points

1.

Brexit and other divisive issues didn't happen in a vacuum. We are more polarised than ever, and need solutions that a) address actual problems, such as climate change and inequality.

2.

There are solutions, even if they feel intractable. Taking the politics out of money, creative solutions such as National Wealth Funds and negative interest loans, as well as data dividends, and other solutions are needed, and most of all, can get enough support from both sides of the aisle to work.

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