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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Read of the Month (Dec 2018)

The news for sometime now has been dominated by Brexit.  I find the whole sorry scenario incomprehensible; like looking into a muddy pond. As the waters swirl so gradually a shape appears and then slowly disappears. The longer one stares at the pond the less one sees.

What disappoints me most about the whole sorry Brexit saga is the behaviour of the politicians.  Brexit is the most important episode in the UK's history since World War II.  So rather than squabble amongst themselves like children in a playground they should take a leaf out of WW II history books.  The politicians should put aside their differences and form a coalition to resolve the thorny problem of Brexit.  This would then show Europe a strong united country; something we could all take pride in.

If you have read this far no doubt you are asking what has Brexit got to do with Read of the Month;

"23 Things They don't Tell you About Capitalism" by Ha-Joon Chang

Well it is a commentary upon current political thinking.  I read it long before Brexit and Trump but it seems even more relevant now.

I found it a VERY interesting book.  Though I did not always understand the points, his explanations were well thought out and logical.  The book provoked a range of strong emotions.  It should be read by everyone, especially those involved in politics.

I really like the way it was set out so clearly and simply;

  • Instead of chapters each section was entitled "Thing....." (a number)
  • The first part of each chapter was always "What they tell you".
  • The second part was "What they don't tell you".
  • The final part expanded on various statement further debunking current policy.
The Conclusion itemizes 8 ways to improve the current system.

December's read of the Month is informative and excellent.

It might help clarify the Brexit issue 

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