As I write, I am reading the book and have got up to Part 2.
I bought this book because it links in well with Why the West Rule – For Now and it is something that has interested me for quite a while. If we can understand what drives economic and political thinking then we might be able to avoid a Collapse style catastrophe. I say we – because I think I need to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Small as that part may be.
The discussions on (in)equity and its drivers is particularly relevant given how things are going in Australia and the kinds of decisions being made. Deprive the poor and shift that wealth to a tiny proportion of the already wealthy.
I will update this post as I complete the book.