Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, co-edited by Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs, (published by Wiley / Political Quarterly, 2016) is another recommendation from Friend RNP, reviewed here on marianamazzucato.com:
26 Jul 2016
In The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government Richard Murphy
argues that neoliberalism has bred weak governments led by weak politicians who believe implicitly in the supremacy of the market. It has created a cowardly state: a state that sees responsibility and then runs away from it. Worse, the weak politicians who run our cowardly state want power solely to ensure that as much tax revenue as possible is used to benefit the private sector that they idolise. But neoliberal theory is wrong – it has created the crises we’re suffering. And it has no solution to them.
11 Jul 2016
Sir Richard Body (born 18 May 1927, official biography at www.parliament.uk) was a Conservative MP from 1966 to 2001 and he is a Quaker, as I've continually been told when arguing with Friends about how our natural political home is in the Green Party, just as the Church of England is sometimes called the Tory Party at prayer, while the Methodist tradition has much in common with Labour.