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Why are measures of stress and anxiety on the rise when economists and politicians tell us we have never had it so good? While statistics tell us that the vast majority of people are getting steadily richer, the world most of us experience day in and day out feels increasingly uncertain, unfair, and ever more expensive. In Angrynomics, Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth explore the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and propose radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world. Angrynomics is for anyone wondering, where the hell do we go from here?

©2020 Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Angrynomics

I liked this book a lot.
The narrators offered useful information and provide well-constructed criticism of our capitalist society. the provided a link between what took place in America as well as Brexit.

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Interesting Breakdown of a Growing Issue

The breakdown of the issues was clear and made sense. The anecdotes to start each dialogue were topical and introduced the main concepts well. I found dialogue 5 particularly interesting as the authors provide some interesting solutions for tackling the issues raised in the previous sections of the book. The postscript is also woth listening to as it clarifies their ideas in regards to the massive economic impact of the pandemic.

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so easy to understand, with all what's going

The speaker on it wasn't too bad, and the story was pretty good on what is going on.

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Better read than listen

I have this book in paperback and in audible. I’ve heard these authors speak on podcasts and they’re excellent, engaging. I actually heard them talk up this book and was really looking forward to it in audible.

The story is great but the delivery is very irritating. The transitions from Lonergan to Blyth are very distracting, it’s hard to follow the content. Then whenever Blyth ‘asks a genuine question’, I found it interrupts your listening and you end up losing track of the discussion.

Lonergan will be finishing a well articulated and engaging point on tribalism or inequality, when abruptly it feels, he is interrupted by Blyth who proceeds to ask an emotionless and canned question which removes any feeling whatsoever that this is a genuine dialogue. Instead it’s irritating and then you miss part of the others argument or continued point.

Having seen the printed copy, I would recommend that above this. It could be excellent as a dialogue but the performance is just too poor.

It would’ve been better if just Lonergan or just Blyth had of narrated, I’ve seen multiple narrators work elsewhere but not here.

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  • 01-01-21

Welcome new ideas for a time that badly needs them

An accessible, logical and inspiring perspective on where we are at as a civilisation, and where we might go next which is uplifting and compatible with optimism!

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  • James Jenkinson
  • 11-10-21

Great book

Great book, it both provides insightful analysis of the last decade while also provides interesting policy solutions to problems encountered in many Western democracies.

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  • Steve Wright
  • 10-01-21

Appealing economic overview

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I whole heartedly agree with the criticism of the uk and EU economic policy post financial crash; lack of financial controls that caused it; and continued support to the capital rich few at the expense of the 95 percent. They introduce useful economic metaphors by way of explanation and make concepts understandable. Not so enthused about the question and answer format but understand why they might have chose that format .

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  • 09-30-21

Interesting

As a person with little knowledge of economics but an interest I found it accessible and challenging to some of my preconceived ideas. I would recommend it and was grateful for the pandemic postscript.

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  • Bryan Sheehan
  • 09-28-21

Great analysis and vision

Non politicised, bipartisan explanation of division today and how to fix it. The narration is a bit dry though. Could be paced a little slower for the density of some content.

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  • 08-29-21

Hope those yahoo can make the changes are reading this book

While the title and cover suggests this is going to be a simple, dumbed-down exploration of the economy and why many are angry, this is both exact and extensive, insightful and rigorous in its analysis. It also offers some interesting and exciting ideas as ways forward. I just hope this is being read by those who can make the political and economic changes.

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  • Emily C.
  • 04-16-22

Unlistenable Marxist drivel

This absolute monstrosity of a book is basically the transcript from a sixth-form common room debate, written by second rate, Marxist academics.

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  • JulianC
  • 02-01-22

Fascinating and highly accessible

Eric and Mark lay out a highly accessible treatise on the current angry state of society with a range of actions that politicians could take to address the widening gap and increasing anger. Truly worth a listen to stimulate more creative thinking than currently prevails

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  • David
  • 01-22-22

best and clearest economics book for while,

I'm so glad that I came across this book, it spells out clearly the nonsense of rescuing the financial sector in 2009 only for the industry to continue unpenalized with ridiculous bonus payments for appalling practices and strategies. whilst the population at large endures years of austerity to fund it.
surely it's time for a pandemic windfall tax on these rescued institutions for saving their client base?.
Well done gentlemen , I truly hope that some politicians looking to sooth the underlying societal injustice can implement. a few of the ideas put forward.
After all it's clear now that the days of GDP as measure of growth and sustainability are coming to an end.

David Rispin 1/7.9 billion

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  • carl
  • 12-15-21

almost there.

i have been reading economics since 2007 trying to understand what went wrong and how to fix it. i think there are now ideas around to make version 4 of the economy. but i think the governments will remain hesitant to change. they have given the voters an understanding of the economy that serves the interests of the rich and powerful. unless the powerful have something very real to loose they wont act.

Back in the day Londoners where dieing of cholera, but Westminster didnt get a sewage system built until the Thames was so full of raw sewage that they had to abandon parliament.

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  • Johan Westerdahl
  • 05-20-21

Great insights, and easy to follow

The political narratives, on both the left and right, are too simplistic to explain what's really gone wrong the past decade or so. This book goes a long way to reconcile these opposites and suggests solutions that seem realistic.

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  • Prometheus
  • 01-12-21

On the forefront of policy economics.

A worthwhile conversation between two policy economics experts, which is useful for financial market practitioners, economists and citizens alike.

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  • benton
  • 01-09-21

About time!

What a logical, well explained, common sense approach to resolving today’s global economic issues, while redressing massive inequalities the world over AND coming up with incentives to encourage innovations in climate change and other global issues.
Good work boys!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-31-20

Fantastic

Says what the problem with our current political economy is, why it's a problem for all of us, and then suggest ways in which we can fix it, all in a short and easy way. Fantastic.