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Matthew Holmes

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Interesting book.

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Reviewed: 30-12-19

Although I do not experience severe anxiety and depression, I found the book very informative. The book appears to provide an accurate assessment on why people may feel they are depressed/anxious, and what they may feel are the solutions. I found it however, a little naive and simplistic. Having said that, maybe I do not suffer because this seems common sense to me. I also do not see the contradiction between taking responsibility for yourself and taking responsibility for others. The two are intrinsically intertwined.

A great listen.

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Reviewed: 18-10-19

This book provides some great food for thought. It highlights a lot of the inconsistencies within our understanding of our current ‘free market’.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pace and the content of the book. It does leave you thinking and really challenges perceived wisdom.
A great book.

A great introduction to philosophy

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Reviewed: 10-10-19

A great book. As a novice in philosophy, I found it very informative and digestible. It is a long book, but given the content, I guess it has to be.

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Good book

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Reviewed: 09-07-19

I really enjoyed the book. The narration is great and, unlike other comments, I didn’t mind the foot notes being included within the audio.

With regards to the book, it provides an interesting understanding of how information and not labour drives prices/value of goods. It explains that as information can be gleaned automatically it has zero (or close to zero) costs, so this should be reflected within the price. It then argues that the competitive nature of business within capitalism means that it is incapable of sharing this ‘information’ for other firms and businesses to utilise, and as such, only a collaborative system can truly realise the productivity gains available.

Although I am not a natural bed-fellow of his and questioned many parts of the book, I really enjoyed it and feel that it is an interesting read for all political persuasions.

Good book.

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Reviewed: 05-04-19

A great book that provides a good overview of the past decade. I really enjoyed it.

Great book.

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Reviewed: 28-02-19

If you have enjoyed his other books, you will enjoy this one. Very clear and well written.

Also, the narration is fantastic.