Best books… Kate Raworth
The “renegade economist” Kate Raworth picks five books about making a difference. Her Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways To Think Like a 21st-Century Economist is published by Random House at £20
Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief
by Steve Crawshaw, 2017 (LOM Art £16.99). In the face of authoritarian governments, what can people do? This brilliant photo essay reveals the ingenious ways people resist and deflate the power of even the most repressive regimes. From subversive sandwicheating to riot-police clowns: look, read and be inspired.
We Do Things Differently
by Mark Stevenson, 2017 (Profile £12.99). “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done,” said aviator Amelia Earhart. If you worry for the future of humanity, you will beg not to be interrupted as you read this book. Stevenson tracks down littleknown inventors whose maverick ways of working are taking on humanity’s most wicked problems.
Milo and the Magical Stones
by Marcus Pfister, 1997 (North-South Books £10.99). Can we live well and still care for our planet? That choice is yours because this book’s pages divide in two as the reader decides what Milo and the other mice on the island should do next. A great conversation starter for talking with young children about our impact upon the world.
Carpe Diem Regained
by Roman Krznaric, 2017 (Unbound £14.99). An intriguing biography of the world’s favourite call to action. My partner Roman wrote it while I was writing my book on 21st century economics. When I found myself on the verge of giving up, this book’s message kept me going.
No is Not Enough
by Naomi Klein, 2017 (Allen Lane £12.99). Sometimes the best form of protest is to propose something new – this is at the heart of Klein’s punchy account of Donald Trump’s shockdriven presidency. Capturing the disarray of our times in words that few people can find, she argues that his divisive brand of populism can be countered with a bold alternative social vision.