French economist Thomas Piketty has been nominated for the Financial Times’s 10th business book of the year. (Ed Alcock/The New York Times)

ANDREW HILL Two of this year’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys – will (...)

Former US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner: disdain for “Old Testament moralists”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Tim Geithner’s memoir Stress Test, published last month, tells us of his life as a firefighter: constantly on call to extinguish a fresh blaze. His(...)