What I’ve been reading lately

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Education

Politics

Economics

A really excellent explanation of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, its knock on effect in Europe and the austerity response. The history of austerity thinking is also analysed, going back to Locke, Hume, Smith. Made me realise that austerity is a deeply cultural idea and one which leads to the exploitation of the majority. This book improved my understanding of capital movements and the effects of exchange rates. Blyth is very critical of the EU in terms of the ECB and its preoccupation with austerity.

Philosophy

Sociology