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George Monbiot — His Essential Reading List

Writer and investigative journalist George Monbiot recommends books that have shaped him, and that are crucial reading for those wishing to navigate the current economic and environmental crises.

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Possibly the most important environmental book ever written. It is a thought-experiment that imagines the world without a biosphere. That is the fundamental thought-experiment at the heart of environmentalism.

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In the economic sphere, Piketty explains the economic crisis that we face in ways that also explain the political crisis.

Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine explores what she calls ‘disaster capitalism’.

Kate Raworth’s Dougnut Economics. What she has done is quite literally to redraw economics. She starts by saying that the diagrams around which we base our economic imagination are simply wrong. They do not describe the world in any of the ways in which it really works.

 

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