Angrynomics

Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth

Agenda Publishing

Angrynomics

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9781788212793

192 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $16.95

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9781788212786

192 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $75.00

Angrynomics

Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth

Agenda Publishing

Economics increasingly fails to explain why the pressures of life appear to be intensifying, at the same time as income per capita is rising, or why we work more hours for less money in real terms. And why we see the rise of nationalism everywhere when globalization, on average, has made us all richer. The disconnect between our experience of the world and the economic model used to explain it has given rise to angrynomics: an economy of heightened uncertainty and anger, where faith in the workings of markets and politics has been undermined, and rapid and seemingly ever-accelerating economic change has become something to be feared.

Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth have written a book for anyone anxious, worried – or angry – about the mismatch between how they experience the world with the increasing day to day pressures they face, and the model used by economic elites and politicians to explain and justify it. In a powerful and passionately argued analysis, they bring their critical insight and expertise to bear on the nature of angrynomics and offer a set of radical and innovative policies, which cut across tired party political lines, that if implemented might just help the world to be a less angry place.

About the Author

Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge-fund manager in London.

Mark Blyth is professor of political economy at Brown University.