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                    IlesDiscussion of a varied selection of books, chosen by members, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Group Coordinator:  Valerie Iles  (click to contact)

At the moment the group is going to meet on a Friday morning once a month from 10.00am-12 noon

At a member's house.

This a new group just formed.

The Great Financial Crash of 2008 unleashed an exciting wave of new thinking about economics and about its relationship with politics and with society. As a result it is becoming clearer again that economics is not a science, it is a contested arena. In this book group we will explore the most interesting of this wave of new thinking, reading books or articles chosen by group members and considering their implications for today’s politics.....

As there is a wide range of exciting and interesting books to read from, and people have different preferences, and we are interested in covering quite a lot of ground, some months we will all read the same book but in others we may between group members read two or three that address the same issue from different standpoints (i.e. no-one reads more than one book).

We will each jot down thoughts about the book chosen, no longer than a page of A4, and aim to share that by email a few days before. Some authors have produced good YouTube videos distilling key arguments, so we may also decide to view one of those together at a meeting. Some members currently take journals or magazines with excellent book summaries or relevant articles discussing the same theme, and will keep others informed about those.

In January we will be discussing Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth. Those of us who have already read this think others will enjoy this book, which you can find here
In the month following our January meeting we will look at the subject of ‘what is money and how does it work’, and are likely to be reading The  Production of Money by Ann Pettifor, here and The Joy of Tax, by Richard Murphy, here.

Other suggestions for future reads always welcome. For some interesting readable bites look here.

If you want to join this group then use the email link at the top of the page or go through Beacon.

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