Economy & Politics
Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth
Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge-fund manager, economist, and author. He has written for Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, and The Economist. Mark Blyth is the William R. Rhodes ’57 Professor of International Economics at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He is the author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. He contributes to several podcasts and his talks on YouTube are viewed by millions.
Why are measures of stress and anxiety on the rise when economists and politicians tell us we have never had it so good? While statistics tell us that the vast majority of people are getting steadily richer, the world most of us experience day in and day out feels increasingly uncertain, unfair, and ever more expensive. In Angrynomics, Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan explore the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and propose radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world. Angrynomics is for anyone wondering, where the hell do we go from here?
"Everything it addresses – the causes of western democratic anger and how to fix it – has been magnified by the lockdown and the resulting economic deep freeze ... This book is that rare pre-Covid-19 manuscript that has been made fortuitously more relevant by the virus ... Most of us take it for granted that we live in an angry world. Their book makes an optimistic case for how we can escape it ... In recent years, the toxic sense that people are voiceless and action is futile has paralysed our democracies. Angrynomics is a rebuke to that ‘failure of the mind’." – Ed Luce, Financial Times "A compelling, challenging and incredibly timely book – needs to be read." – Matthew Goodwin, Sunday Times "This is an excellent, thought-provoking book that should be read by anyo...