BoM May 2018

Our May book of the month is Tony Connelly’s Brexit and Ireland. We have previously featured  Ian Dunt’s, Brexit: What the hell happens now? so why another Brexit book? The answer is that Tony’s book is different in that there is not just an examination of the facts but also a much greater examination of… Read more

BoM April 2018

Our April book of the month is Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century: Tax and spending in post-industrial societies by David Byrne and Sally Ruane. Byrne and Ruane state: We decided to write this book because we wanted to stimulate a discussion about the relationships among taxation, the contemporary character of the… Read more

BoM March 2018

Our March book of the month is Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth. Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year…. Read more

BoM February 2018

Our February book of the Month is Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, currently the best selling book globally and with the film rights already sold. Since its release Wolff’s book has provoked fierce debate and denial, leading Trump to claim that he hardly knew who Wolff was (they have… Read more

BoM January 2018

Our January Book of the month is Democracy in Chains by Nancy McLean. Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance…. Read more

BoM December 2017

Our December Book of the Month is Cash not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state. The author, Mo Stewart, is a former healthcare professional, a disabled female veteran, and an independent researcher. This book is the culmination of six years of self-funded research and the evidence exposes the influence since the early… Read more

BoM November 2017

In The Joy of Tax, tax campaigner Richard Murphy challenges almost every idea you have about tax. For him, tax is fundamentally about the ideas that shape the sort of society we want to live in, not technicalities. His intention is to demonstrate that there is indeed a joy in tax, and by embracing it… Read more

BoM October 2017

Our October Book of the Month is The Lure of Greatness by Anthony Barnett. In 2016 two surprising explosions of popular contempt for the existing order drove Britain into Brexit and paved the way for Trump’s presidency of the United States. On both sides of the Atlantic, proud regimes with global pretensions were levelled by… Read more

BoM September 2017

Our September book of the month is Ann Pettifor’s production of money. Money makes the world go round: but what is it really? And how is it produced? Above all, who controls its production, and in whose interests? Money is never a neutral medium of exchange. Nor are bankers simply go-betweens for savers and borrowers…. Read more

BoM August 2017

Our Book of the Month for August is a classic and strongly recommended by the Equality Trust. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better was published in 2009. Written by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, the book highlights the “pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and)… Read more