Frances Weetman's writing challenges the basis of current economic thinking. She shows how economics does not have true scientific credibility and how excessive confidence in what is actually a belief system may be having disastrous effects not only on our economy but also our way of life. She says; 'It is time for a reformation in economics. Or even an enlightenment.'
The judges of the prize were Gillian Tett, author and US Managing Editor of Financial Times, Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman, Tom Gatti, Arts Editor of the New Statesman and Lennie Goodings, Publisher of Virago