The Phoenix Economy: Work, Life, and Money in the New Not Normal
May 08, 2023
In his first book, award-winning journalist Felix Salmon offers a tour-de-force analysis—drawing from history, economics, sociology, and popular culture—of the world that is emerging from the pandemic crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic created a strange new world—Salmon calls it “the New Not Normal”. Transformations wrought by the pandemic—economic, social, political, and more—are all around us, and we need a way to grasp their consequences, many of which are surprisingly positive.
The Phoenix Economy explores the aftereffects of the pandemic and its ramifications, helping us to make sense of the most disorienting and devastating event of our lifetimes. Salmon examines the critical aspects of our lives that have been transformed by Covid in three parts: Time and Space, Mind and Body, and Business and Pleasure.
Salmon’s keen observations, on everything from meme stocks to lobster rolls, are backed by a deep understanding of financial markets and the quirks of human behavior. His clear-eyed perspective on human and economic events, combined with his considerable analytical and observational skills, make The Phoenix Economy an insightful, fast-paced read.
The Phoenix Economy is essential for everyone wanting a better understanding of the near and long-term effects of this new era and what they portend for our lives. It’s a penetrating insight into what happened—and, more importantly, what lies ahead.
About the Author
Felix Salmon is the chief financial correspondent at Axios and the host of the weekly Slate Money podcast. He earned an MA in Philosophy and Art History from the University of Glasgow and has worked for noted economist Nouriel Roubini and outlets from Reuters to Condé Nast. He has won every major business journalism prize, including the American Statistical Association’s Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award. He lives in New York City.
The books for this giveaway are being provided by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The giveaway will end on Monday, May 15th. We have 20 copies available.