Some Light Reading

See Some Proposals to Counter Global Destruction


Biodiversity and Climate Change

Klein, N. (2014) This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. the Climate. London: Penguin.

Klein, N. (2019) On Fire. The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. London: Penguin.

McKibben, B. (2019) Falter. Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? London: Wildfire.

Montbiot, G. (2016) How Did We Get into this Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature. London: Verso.

Montbiot, G. (2017) Out of the Wreckage. A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. London: Verso.

Wallace-Wells, D. (2019) The Uninhabitable Earth. A Story of the Future. London: Allen Lane.

Corporations and Democracy

Bakan, J. (2020) The New Corporation. How "Good" Corporations are Bad for Democracy. New York: Vintage.

Coll, S. (2012) Private Empire. Exxon/Mobil and American Power. London: Allen Lane.

Graeber, D. (2015) The Utopia of Rules. On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. Brooklyn: Melville House.

Klein, N. (2000) No Space. No Choice. No Jobs. No Logo. Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. London: Flamingo.

O'Neil, C. (2016) Weapons of Math Destruction. How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. London: Penguin.

Spicer, A. (2018) Business Bullshit. London: Routledge.

Taplin, J. (2017) Move Fast and Break Things. How Facebook, Google and Amazon have Cornered Culture and What It Means for All of Us. London: Macmillan.

'tHoen, E.F.M. (2009) The Global Politics of Pharmaceutical Monopoly Power. Drug Patents, Access, Innovation and the Application of the WTO Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health. Diemen: AMB.

Zuboff, S. (2019) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power. London: Profile.

Economics and Finance

Epstein, G.A. (ed., 2005) Financialisation and the World Economy. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.

Heffernan, M. (2014) A Bigger Prize. Why Competition Isn't Everything and How We Do Better. London: Simon & Schuster.

Krippner, G.R. (2011) Capitalizing on Crisis. The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Lasn, K. (2012) Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics. New York: Seven Stories Press

Mazzucato, M. (2015, 2nd edn) The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths. London: Penguin.

Mazzucato, M. (2018) The Value of Everything. Making and Taking in the Global Economy. London: Penguin.

Piketty, T. (2013) Le Capital aux XXIe Siècle. Paris: Seuil.

Piketty, T. (2019) Capital et Idéologie. Paris: Seuil.

Shaxson, N. (2018) The Finance Curse. How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer. London: Bodley Head.

Simms, A. (2013) Cancel the Apocalypse. The New Path to Prosperity. London: Little, Brown.

Stuckler, D. & Basu, S. (2013) The Body Economic. Why Austerity Kills. London: Allen Lane. (Read carefully: the statistical analyses are incompetent and misleading!)

Tooze, A. (2018) Crashed. How a Decade of Financial Crisis Changed the World. London: Allen Lane.

Wilkinson, R. & Pickett, K. (2010, 2nd edn) The Spirit Level. Why Equality is Better for Everyone. London: Penguin.

Health and Propaganda

Angell, M. (2005) The Truth About the Drug Companies. How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. New York: Random House.

Chivian, E. & Bernstein, A. (eds, 2008) Sustaining Life. How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Even, P. & Debré, B. (2012) Guide des 4000 Médicaments utiles, inutiles ou dangereux au Service des Malades et des Praticiens. Paris: Cherche-Midi.

Gillam, C. (2017) Whitewash. The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Washington: Island Press.

Goldacre, B. (2012) Bad Pharma. How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. London: Fourth Estate.

Michaels, D. (2008) Doubt is Their Product. How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Moss, M. (2013) Salt, Sugar, Fat. How the Food Giants Hooked Us. London: W.H. Allen.

Oreskes, N. & Conway, E.M. (2010) Merchants of Doubt. How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth of Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Proctor, R.N. (2011) Golden Holocaust. Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Smith, R. & Lourie, B. (2009) Slow Death by Rubber Duck. The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. Berkeley: Counterpoint.

Politics and Democracy

Bond, B. & Exley, Z. (2016) Rules for Revolutionaries. How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. White River Junction: Chelsea Green.

Graeber, D. (2004) Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm.

Klein, N. (2007) The Shock Doctrine. The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. London: Penguin.

Klein, N. (2017) No Is Not Enough. Defeating the New Shock Politics. London: Penguin.

MacLean, N. (2017) Democracy in Chains. The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. London: Scribe.

Mayer, J. (2016) Dark Money. How a Secretive Group of Billionaires is Trying to Buy Political Control in the US. London: Scribe.

Milne, S. (2012) The Revenge of History. The Battle for the Twenty-first Century. London: Verso.

State Terrorism

Bergman, R. (2020) Lève-toi et Tue le Premier: L'Histoire secrète des Assassinats ciblés commandités par Israël. Paris: Grasset.

Kinzer, S. (2019) Poisoner in Chief. Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.


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