Some Light Reading


Bond, B. & Exley, Z. (2016) Rules for Revolutionaries. How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. White River Junction: Chelsea Green.

Chivian, E. & Bernstein, A. (eds, 2008) Sustaining Life. How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Coll, S. (2012) Private Empire. Exxon/Mobil and American Power. London: Allen Lane.

Even, P. & Debré, B. (2012) Guide des 4000 Médicaments utiles, inutiles ou dangereux au Service des Malades et des Praticiens. Paris: Cherche-Midi.

Gillam, C. (2017) Whitewash. The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Washington: Island Press.

Goldacre, B. (2012) Bad Pharma. How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. London: Fourth Estate.

Graeber, D. (2004) Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm.

Graeber, D. (2015) The Utopia of Rules. On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. Brooklyn: Melville House.

Heffernan, M. (2014) A Bigger Prize. Why Competition Isn't Everything and How We Do Better. London: Simon & Schuster.

Klein, N. (2007) The Shock Doctrine. The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. London: Penguin.

Klein, N. (2014) This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. the Climate. London: Penguin.

Lasn, K. (2012) Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics. New York: Seven Stories Press

MacLean, N. (2017) Democracy in Chains. The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. London: Scribe.

Michaels, D. (2008) Doubt is Their Product. How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Milne, S. (2012) The Revenge of History. The Battle for the Twenty-first Century. London: Verso.

Montbiot, G. (2016) How Did We Get into this Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature. London: Verso.

Montbiot, G. (2017) Out of the Wreckage. A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. London: Verso.

Moss, M. (2013) Salt, Sugar, Fat. How the Food Giants Hooked Us. London: W.H. Allen.

O'Neil, C. (2016) Weapons of Math Destruction. How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. London: Penguin Books.

Oreskes, N. & Conway, E.M. (2010) Merchants of Doubt. How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth of Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Proctor, R.N. (2011) Golden Holocaust. Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Simms, A. (2013) Cancel the Apocalypse. The New Path to Prosperity. London: Little, Brown.

Smith, R. & Lourie, B. (2009) Slow Death by Rubber Duck. The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. Berkeley: Counterpoint.

Spicer, A. (2018) Business Bullshit. London: Routledge.

Stuckler, D. & Basu, S. (2013) The Body Economic. Why Austerity Kills. London: Allen Lane. (Read carefully: the statistical analyses are incompetent and misleading!)

Taplin, J. (2017) Move Fast and Break Things. How Facebook, Google and Amazon have Cornered Culture and What It Means for All of Us. London: Macmillan.

Tooze, A. (2018) Crashed. How a Decade of Financial Crisis Changed the World. London: Allen Lane.

Wilkinson, R. & Pickett, K. (2010, 2nd edn) The Spirit Level. Why Equality is Better for Everyone. London: Penguin.


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