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Book Review: Other People’s Money by John Kay

Change needs to be shaped by the needs of those outside rather than inside finance

By Andrew Haldane  

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John Kay, Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People? (Profile Books, £16.99)

Now read an extract from John Kay’s book

First, a disclaimer—I think John Kay is a quite brilliant economist, thinker and writer. As these three attributes are not always complementary, he is the rarest of breeds. That means I am probably incapable of writing a genuinely critical review of a John Kay book.

Fortunately, in this case there is no need to do so. His new book, Other…

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