Book Tells You What Money Is

“Rising inequality is not a law of nature — it’s not even a law of economics. It is a consequence of political and economic arrangements, and those arrangements can be changed,” writes John Lanchester. I’m a cynical fuck who thinks hope for a better world is futile since we’re all doomed to toil as servants for the thin and calcifying slice of the upper class that runs everything and there’s no way we’re ever going to get it together enough to change things, particularly with all the distractions and sedatives this modern world has to hey is that a new iPhone? But Lanchester, who is always a joy to read, has a new a book coming out that purports to make money understandable even to fiscal illiterates like myself; if you’re at all interested in learning what the people with all the cash are doing to you it might be worth picking up.