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The idea that people are basically driven by individualism and economic incentives and that prosperity and good societies come from top-down leadership has dominated politics for the last 30 years (from some perspectives, much longer). 

This book shows that the age of homo economicus and centralisation is coming to an end. Instead, Collier and Kay argue that community and mutuality will be the drivers of successful societies in the future - as they are already in some parts of the world. They show how politics can reverse the move to extremes of right and left in recent years, that the centre can hold and that if we think differently we can find common ground to the benefit of all.

©2020 Paul Collier, John Kay (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Refreshing rethink of the way economies work

Well worth reading, as the world is on the cusp of a new era, away from the industrial and all too individualistic societies to technological change that opens up new opportunities for localized and distributed production.

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Brilliant book and very well read

This book has been very enlightening and highly thought provoking. In a world so polarized between market and state, left and right, the idea of empowering community and building a society based on mutual reciprocity makes so much sense. A must read for politicians, policymakers and practitioners.

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