Shareholder elite’s takeover of society is laid bare by new book

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An interesting new book on how to improve the Scottish economy has a twist between its covers: it isn’t really about economics and the story it tells is not particularly unique to Scotland.

Tackling Timorous Economics is more about how the political and economic system in developed economies has become broken and how we might fix it. It should therefore be of interest well beyond Scotland’s borders. And it will challenge you to reflect on your own views on big issues like inequality and economic policy.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017


  • Greece
  • Capitalism
  • Austerity
  • Scotland
  • Brexit
  • Donald Trump
  • Eurozone crisis
  • tax policy
  • Elite
  • Keynesianism
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Financial crises


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