Some Light Reading


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.

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

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.

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

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


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