I was disappointed by this book, at least until the acknowledgements. The author seemed intent on diminishing the well intentioned efforts of many instead of the main points which were, it seemed, the loss of the commons of good government, the resulting imbalance of business power and the need for reducing the wealth capture strategies so prevalent today, especially across generations. I thought this writing strategy was a little hypocritical until I read the author’s acknowledgement at the back that he was one of the very crowd he criticises. The book is nicely and vividly written but the analysis depth and tone put me off what I hoped would be a particularly insightful read. I hope the books popularity at least raises the issues and others work out that balance between business and government. The real discontent bubbling alluded to by the author may boil over and costs us all if we don’t get this balance better, and quicker.