The Little Money Book is designed to tell readers where money comes from, what it means, what it's doing to the planet, and what we might be able to do about it. Money, and the complex system that makes it work, is a man-made product that we invented, and yet, like Frankenstein, it has all of us in its grip. From the poorest to the wealthiest, we all worry about money. Among the topics covered in the book are ownership, globalisation, third world debt, green taxes and the role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Boyle succeeds in creating a book the illuminates the emerging debate on how money can at last, be made to work for the people, and not against them.
David Boyle is the author of a series of books, including Funny Money, The Tyranny of Numbers and Authenticity. He is an associate at the London-based think-tank, the New Economics Foundation, and a contributor to a range of newspapers and magazines including the New Statesman and BBC History. Specially selected by the editors at Alastair Sawday Publishing