Pan Macmillan has commissioned Financial Times lead writer Gavin Jackson to write Money in One Lesson: How it Works and Why.
Inspired by Henry Hazlitt’s bestseller Economics in One Lesson (Crown) the book will feature on Pan Mac’s growing business list. World rights were acquired from Charlotte Merritt at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, for publication in spring 2022.
The publisher explained: “Understanding cash, currencies and the financial system is vital for making sense of what is going on in our world, especially now. Since the 2008 financial crisis, money has rarely been out of the headlines. Cutting through the confusion, Money in One Lesson will answer the most important questions on the subject and clarify for the reader what money is and how it shapes our societies.”
Robin Harvie, non-fiction publisher, who approached Jackson to write the book, said: “This book will be a brilliant and unique insight to one of the fundamental building blocks of our lives. Although we take its existence and future for granted, it takes someone with Gavin’s insight and access to show us how money really works. To my mind Gavin has the ability to do for money in this book what Tim Marshall did so brilliantly for geo-politics in Prisoners of Geography.”
Jackson added: “I’m delighted to be working with Pan Macmillan and excited to bring a new perspective to one of the most controversial and confusing areas of economics.”