There’s a lot of thought behind Joy in Enough, crossing a variety of disciplines. We won’t bore you with a comprehensive list of all the books and reports that have inspired and informed the project, but here are some recommended titles to get started.
On the financial crisis:
- The Shifts and the Shocks – what we’ve learned and still have to learn by Martin Wolf.
- Fools Gold- How unrestrained greed corrupted a dream, shattered global markets and unleashed a catastrophe, by Gillian Tett.
- The Gods that failed-how the financial elites gambled away our futures, by Larry Elliot
- Whoops – why everyone owes everyone and no-one can pay, by John Lanchester
Money and debt:
- Debt-the first five thousand years by David Graeber.
- Money-the un-authorised biography, by Felix Martin
- This Time is Different – Eight centuries of financial folly, by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff
- The Joy of Tax: how a fair tax system can create a better society by Richard Murphy
- The Great Tax Robbery-How Britain became a haven for fat cats and big business by Richard Brooks
- Treasure Islands-tax havens and the men who stole the world By Nicholas Shaxon.
- Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty.
- Inequality – What can be done by Anthony Atkinson
- Inequality and the 1% by Danny Dorling
- The Spirit Level, by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
Sustainability and climate:
- Don’t even think about it, by George Marshall
- This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
- Hell and High Water: climate change, hope and the human condition, by Alastair McIntosh
- 23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism by Ha Joon Chang
- Doughnut economics, by Kate Raworth
- Enough is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill
- Prosperity without Growth by Tim Jackson
- The New Economics, by David Boyle and Andrew Simms
Lifestyle and consumerism:
- Happiness: lessons from a new science by P Richard G Layard
- How much is enough? Money and the Good Life by Robert and Edward Skidelsky
- Consumer Detox, by Mark Powley
- Free: spending your time and money on what matters most, by Mark and Lisa Scandrette