Category: Books

Unspeak review

Unspeak review

I bought this book at the Exclusive books sale, partly because it looked interesting and partly because it was really cheap. Now that I’ve read it, I would be happy to have paid full...

Climate Change review

Climate Change review

Climate change has (finally) become a global issue which demands the attention of every human living on this planet of ours. In order to take or support the required corrective actions, we need to familiarise ourselves with the...

Stuffed and Starved review

Stuffed and Starved review

What makes Stuffed and Starved more than just an excellent read is that the author, Raj Patel, is South African. This means that some of the examples he uses to illustrate some of his...

The End of Poverty review

The End of Poverty review

It was interesting reading this book straight after reading Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. In Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein mentions the author of End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs, several times. The reason being that...

The Shock Doctrine review

The Shock Doctrine review

I’ve been reading quite a lot of books lately, as you can probably tell from all the reviews which you can find in the book review category. As with the documentaries I choose to...

Alternatives to Economic Globalization review

Alternatives to Economic Globalization review

I’ve just finished reading this book and I am pleased to have an opportunity to tell others about it. There are many books out there that will tell you all the bad things about...

Confessions of an Economic Hitman review

Confessions of an Economic Hitman review

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this book and a good friend finally tipped the scales when she insisted I read it. I’m glad I did, it’s very interesting and I learnt...

Blink review

Blink review

Most people have heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s other book, The Tipping Point (my review here), but this one is less well known. Although it is less well known, it is no less interesting. Like...

The Tipping Point review

The Tipping Point review

This book is a very short read, which gives it a very high time to benefit ratio. The concept of a tipping point is not new, but Malcom Gladwell uses very interesting and relevant...

Globalisation and its Discontents review

Globalisation and its Discontents review

The headline in the Cape Times today was ‘SA farming on knife-edge’. The article goes on to explain that because our food markets have been opened up to the rest of the world, our...