The End of Normal

James K Galbraith is an established academic, and is also the son of John Kenneth Galbraith

This is a bit of a slog – it is very academic. Thesis is that post-war to 2008 GFC was one system, and that since then neither austerity or stimulus has been unable to prevent slow/stagnant growth.  His argument is that the previous period was not really normal.

Chapter six covers how resources are a key driver to the economy, but still falls short (or I missed it) of making the link that modern stagnation may be due to increasing real energy prices.