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The best economics books of 2019

As part of Prospect's Books of the Year special, we round up the best economics books

By Prospect Team   Winter Special

Prospect's best economic reads of 2019. Photo: Prospect composite

Forty years of neo-liberalism have been a catastrophe. We’ve become so used to passively responding to egoistic incentives that it’s almost impossible to think outside our ideological parameters. Even worse, it’s softening us up for the robot takeover.

That’s the bold thesis of Paul Mason’s Clear Bright Future (Allen Lane). So what’s his answer? Drawing on the work of the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, Mason, a Newsnight journalist turned political activist, puts his faith in what he calls an Aristotelian Marxism…

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