Brian Davey writes that Zuboff's book makes the internet of things seem "like living in an automated psychiatric ward in which it is not the psychiatric staff who know what is best for you but a variety of algorithms of ideal behaviour".
Caroline Whyte finds this book by Feidhlim Harty to be very accessible and full of useful information.
In the fifth part of her Enough is Plenty blog series, Anne Ryan suggests that the "clarity and verve" of this book's writing could give it an audience "beyond the marginalised community of those who currently promote sufficiency and related systems".
"Anyone looking for an excellent description of the damaging effects of austerity will find it in this book. Anyone looking for an analysis of the ecological crisis and what to do about may be disappointed," writes Brian Davey.
Professor James K. Boyce's book explains why capping total global carbon emissions would put us on a path to fixing our enormous emissions problem, rather than just providing a tiny bandaid as offsets do. Review by Mike Sandler.
This book is well worth reading if you're interested in how the Eurozone got into such a mess, although it ignores a very important source of financial instability - the relationship between money and energy - and it paints an overly rosy picture of the role that the US has played in the global economy over the past century. By Caroline Whyte.