– Books

Debunking Economics – The naked emperor dethroned – Steve Keen
-2nd edition, Zed Books 2011
A heavyweight text – should help economics students make the life of their teachers miserable – puts a wrecking ball to the garbage in standard economic textbooks.

The Ecological Revolution
– Making Peace with the Planet – John Bellamy Foster
-Monthly Review Press 2009
Claims that Karl Marx addressed ecological issues with insight.

How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism – Yves Smith
-Palgave Macmillan 2010
Heavyweight text – explains the explosion of fraud and criminality in the finance sector and the failure of politicians to get to grips with it

Economyths. Ten Ways that Economics Gets it Wrong David Orrell
-Icon Books 2010
A relatively easy read on why so much of economics is rubbish.

Economics Unmasked – From power and greed to compassion and the common good Philip B Smith and Manfred Max-Neef
-Green Books 2011
Outlines the foundations of a new economics where justice, human dignity and compassion are the guiding values.

Fleeing Vesuvius
– Overcoming the risks of environmental and economic collapse – Richard Douthwaite and Gillian Fallon (editors)
– Feasta Books, 2010
A collection of essays on different aspects of the crisis, financial and environmental – appearing in the UK and Ireland, the USA and New Zealand. The essays are being published on the Feasta website at http://www.feasta.org (where they are available free)

Limits to Growth – The 30 Year Update – Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers Dennis Meadows
– Earthscan 2005
Shows why growth cannot continue on a finite planet – which is bad news for the banks!

Treasure Islands Nicholas Shaxon
– Bodley Head, 2011
About Tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions – e.g. the Cayman Island where you can go to prison just for asking for banking secrets.

(List compiled by Brian Davey)

Please comment below any useful resources we have missed. . . 


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