So familiar is the author with the lingua of Marx and the works of obscure Soviet economists that I began to wonder whether he wasted his formative years as an active member of one of the 57 varieties of Trotskyite sects.
Says Chris Mullin in a review.
A former member of the Trotskyist Workers’ Power group, he responded to an interviewer from the London Evening Standard in 2011: “It’s on Wikipedia that I was, so it must be true. It’s fair to say I was a Leftie activist. What my politics are now are very complicated.”
The politics may be complicated but the economics isn’t. Mason’s simply ignorant of the subject.
He continually confuses “markets” and “capitalism” for example.