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1. The World Is Flat: A Brief History
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2. Hegemony or Survival: America's
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3. Making Globalization Work
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4. The White Man's Burden: Why the
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10. International Economics: Theory
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20. Material World: A Global Family

1. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
by Farrar Straus Giroux
Hardcover (30 April, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Friedman's history is great, but "Flat" has its drawbacks
Friedman's substantial, "The World Is Flat" is a summary of the dramatic changes in the economy of the world in the first few years of the 21st century.The book is full of great stories from all over the world that shows how, while the geography of our planet hasn't changed, that geography is becoming less and less an obstacle for business.The author shows, in a fairly amusing way, how certain dates in history (e.g. 11/9/89 - When the Walls Came Down and the Windows Went Up) represent major milestones in the progress to a flat world.These events, called flatteners, helped usher in the new globalization (version 3.0), which is exploding and resulting in a new world economy where India and China are on the same production and creative level as the United States.
4-0 out of 5 stars The future is here, and it is starting to be evenly distributed
I have to admit I only read this book based on the fact it was topping all the best seller lists. I found it to be a worth while read. Even though I follow technology closely, I wasn't really aware of some of the points that the author made, so hopefully many will pick up something from this book. Many parts of the book I had difficulties relating to, but the new insights it provided were defently worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars How to destroy the United States 101 - What the book should be titled
It's a shame that US leaders have based a lot of its US policies on this book.It's like they want to make the US North Mexico or some Third World country. Really it's traitorous.
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Subjects:  1. Contemporary Politics    2. Diffusion of innovations    3. Economic aspects    4. Globalization    5. Information society    6. Political Science    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations   


2. Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project) (The American Empire Project)
by Owl Books
Paperback (12 August, 2004)
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Noam Chomsky is considered the father of modern linguistics. In this richly detailed criticism of American foreign policy, he seeks to redefine many of the terms commonly used in the ongoing American war on terrorism. Surveying U.S. actions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Turkey, the Far East and elsewhere over the past half a century along with the modern American war in Iraq, Chomsky indicates that America is just as much a terrorist state as any other government or rogue organization. George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq drew worldwide criticism, in part because it seemed to present a new philosophy of pre-emptive war and an appearance of global empire building. But according to Chomsky, such has been the operating philosophy of American foreign policy for decades. Opponents of the Bush administration's tactics consistently point out how the American government supported Saddam Hussein for many years prior to the 1990 invasion of Kuwait (pictures of Donald Rumsfeld shaking Saddam's hand are easy to come by) as a means of pointing out how the United States is happy to fund despots when it's in American interests. But Chomsky, armed with extensive historical notation, takes this notion further, arguing how the repression of other nations' citizenry is, in fact, the very reason Americans support certain foreign leaders. The charges made throughout the book are severe, as are the dire consequences he posits if current trends are not reversed, and Chomsky is no more likely to make friends or gain supporters from the mainstream now than he's ever been. But Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Chomsky for President
This is the most lucid, convincing and rightfully scathing interpretation of American foreign policy I've ever read. Absolutely brilliant.

5-0 out of 5 stars First Chomsky political book read
I was one of apparently many who went to the Amazon website to look for Chomsky's book, once Chavez recommended it. I am familiar with Chomsky's reputation as a prolific writer of books on politics. I've tried to plow through some of his works on linguistics. Not easy, although the sense one gets as a non-scholar is that he is onto something original in those works.
1-0 out of 5 stars I have more to say if I just had more room!!
I have always wondered about Professor Chomsky's writings. He has always been described as mean-spirited and anti-American by the right. I finally got an opportunity to read his book Hegemony or Survival. I was surprised at how readable it was; I expected it to be overly verbose. I was also surprised that I actually agreed with some of what he had to say, particularly about Iraq. He certainly is correct that the US led invasion of Iraq was a fantastic opportunity for Bin Ladin to stir up anti-US sentiment and attract members to his terrorist organization. I don't think you have to be a professor to see that though. Although some have charged Chomsky with being sympathetic to terrorists, I failed to see this. He condemns terrorism but accuses the US of creating an atmosphere that is conducive to the growth of terrorist organizations.
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Subjects:  1. 2001-    2. 20th century    3. Foreign relations    4. Globalization    5. Imperialism    6. International Relations - General    7. Intervention (International law)    8. Political Ideologies - General    9. Political Science    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Politics/International Relations    12. U.S. Foreign Relations    13. Unilateral acts (International law)    14. United States    15. International relations    16. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    17. Political Science / Globalization   


3. Making Globalization Work
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (18 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful in Understanding Globalization
Most discussion of globalization consists of uninformed opinion that is not worth listening to or reading.Not so with "Making Globalization Work" - the author is a Nobel prize-winner in economics and has worked at the IMF and the White House.He provides an excellent summary of the current problems with globalization, and a number of suggestions for improvement.
5-0 out of 5 stars Globalization is the greatest reorganization of the world since the Industrial Revolution
Globalization is an irreversable trend, and the current form of it led by transnational corporations that use their lobbies to create unfair trade agreements will drive us to the brink. Many have been misinformed about globalization by reading Thomas Friedman's pean to corporate globalization, a runaway bestseller.
5-0 out of 5 stars A well-informed and thought-provoking work
In this book, Stiglitz gave his advices on how to make globalization work for most of the population on earth:how the world - especially the developing countries - can reap the enormous benefits of globalization while containing the equally enormous problems -- problems well documented in his previous book "Globalization and Its Discontents" - that globalization creates.
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business/Economics    3. Economic aspects    4. Economics - General    5. Globalization    6. International - General    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Business & Economics / Economics / General    9. Miscellaneous Items    10. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT   


4. The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
by Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover (16 March, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars "Lack of feedback is one of the most critical flaws in existing aid." (Worthy of 4 stars if not for author's quirks--see below.)
JFK declared in 1961 that "existing foreign aid programs and concepts are largely unsatisfactory." He then stated his intention "during this coming decade of development to achieve a decisive turnaround in the fate of the less-developed world, looking toward the ultimate day...when foreign aid will no longer be needed."45 years on innumerable people all over the globe are wondering what went wrong. The author of this book, an economist formerly with the World Bank, thinks he has an answer.In his view, "the legend that inspired foreign aid in the 1950s is the same legend that inspires foreign aid today"---"that the poorest countries are in a poverty trap...from which they cannot emerge without an aid-financed Big Push."Western elitist balderdash, William Easterly, calls this notion; arguing that the economical and political complexity of any society "dooms any attempt to achieve the end of poverty through a plan," adding that "no rich society has ended poverty in this way."How then is the West supposed to wipe out hunger, malaria, AIDS, TB, illiteracy, etc. within upwards of a 3,4, or 5 dozen countries around the world, all within a ten or fifteen years, or within any specific time frame.Utopian social engineering has not, to say the least, been particularly successful in living up to its rhetoric.It ought not be a revelation, thus, that "a big problem with foreign aid has been its aspiration to a utopian blue-print to fix the world's complex problems."How many cycles of "idealism, high expectations, disappointing results, cynical backbash" ought it take for us to conclude that some things just cannot be accomplished by planning fiat.It doesn't help matters, either, that "in the typical utopian program, everything is done at once and it is impossible to learn what works and what doesn't."
5-0 out of 5 stars Masterful combination of rigorous analysis and real-life experience
In The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, William Easterly does a masterful job of taking the complex topics of international development and aid and making them understandable and accessible to the uninitiated.He does this not through dumbing-down the subject, patronizing his reader, or oversimplification, but through effectively lifting the shrouds of jargon, pretentiousness and mystification that drape most academic and international organization publications.Easterly seems to take delight at poking fun at the reams of incomprehensible babble and acronyms that spew out of most official documents.
5-0 out of 5 stars This should be required reading, along with Collision and Collusion, the Strange Case of Western Aid for Eastern Europe
I spent 5 years doing a private development project. What I learned is exactly what Easterly says and more.
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Subjects:  1. Developing countries    2. Economic assistance    3. International Relations - General    4. Nonprofit Organizations & Charities    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Poverty    7. Prevention    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Third World Development    11. Social Science / Poverty   


5. Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development (3rd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (23 February, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Environmental Science    2. General    3. Geography    4. Globalization    5. Political Science    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Travel - General    8. Regional geography    9. Science / Geography   


6. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (28 February, 2006)
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Celebrated economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. If you think that is too ambitious or wildly unrealistic, you need to read this book. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. The goal is to help these people reach the first rung on the "ladder of economic development" so they can rise above mere subsistence level and achieve some control over their economic futures and their lives. To do this, Sachs proposes nine specific steps, which he explains in great detail in Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars At least it got people talking about global economics...
I really wanted to love this book. It came strongly recommended by a good friend who is very interested in development work.Whenever I read a review I always try and figure out what angle the reviewer is coming from, so for the record I'm deeply interested in development work and I have a background in economics and environmental science, but mostly I'm just really well read.
4-0 out of 5 stars why we lost the poor
The End of Poverty is an excellent book. It shows how economic thinking can provide a better wealth situation in the underdeveloped world. Jeffrey Sachs describes his last twenty years on development economics. He is the driving force behind the mayor developments in Bolivia and Poland. The book contains his experiences in Bolivia, Poland and Russia. If you introduce economic measures in these countries you can take a big step to let the people help themselves. But if you go to Africa, it seams that these measures are really not the first aid you can give them.
4-0 out of 5 stars Historic Opportunity for Our Generation
Through clear illustrations and calculations, Jeffrey Sachs lays out a very optimistic and compelling argument that extreme poverty can be ended within our generation. Two major requirements of this plan are the rich nation's commitment to debt relief and their honoring of their promises to dedicate a meager 0.7% of GNP to Official Development Assistance (ODA). If properly invested in infrastructure, health, and education (a topic well covered in the book), these funds could put the extremely poor back on the economic ladder towards growth and development. Sachs sites numerous success stories such as the Marshall Plan and the eradication of African River Blindness and Smallpox where sufficient funding and dedication successfully accomplished development objectives.
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Subjects:  1. Business / Economics / Finance    2. Developing countries    3. Development - Economic Development    4. Economic assistance    5. Economic conditions    6. Economics - General    7. Economics Of Developing Countries    8. Poverty    9. Public Policy - Economic Policy    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Third World Development    13. Business & Economics / Economic Conditions   


7. International Economics: Theory and Policy (6th Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (26 July, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An important and useful text for understanding trade theory
Krugman and Obstfeld, two world renowned international economists, provide a full detailed analysis and examples for the basis of trade among nations. It is relatively straightforward to comprehend for both economists and noneconomists. International trade is an important component of economic policy for the growth and development of countries. This book examines various theoretical trade models and provides real world examples of policy formulation and their impact. The authors do not take any political positions, thus making their analysis a purely objective, or positive study.
4-0 out of 5 stars Krugman
Some complicated theories explained in a way that can be understood.
1-0 out of 5 stars Not What I've Come to Expect from Krugman
First off, even if you totally discount the rest of my review, buy the low price international version of this book.On the March 10, 2005 episode of the daily show Krugman elucidated his feelings quite clearly."The real money is in textbooks. With other books, people need to decide whether to buy them or not. Students have to buy textbooks."Thanks Paul.I think I'm being charitable when I say that at $125 this book is a ripoff.It isn't even full color.
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Subjects:  1. Business / Economics / Finance    2. Globalization    3. International - Economics    4. International economic relatio    5. International economic relations    6. International finance    7. Political Science    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Economic theory & philosophy    10. Political Science / Globalization   


8. How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (05 July, 2005)
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The global power of soccer might be a little hard for Americans, living in a country that views the game with the same skepticism used for the metric system and the threat of killer bees, to grasp fully. But in Europe, South America, and elsewhere, soccer is not merely a pastime but often an expression of the social, economic, political, and racial composition of the communities that host both the teams and their throngs of enthusiastic fans. New Republic editor Franklin Foer, a lifelong devotee of soccer dating from his own inept youth playing days to an adulthood of obsessive fandom, examines soccer's role in various cultures as a means of examining the reach of globalization. Foer's approach is long on soccer reportage, providing extensive history and fascinating interviews on the Rangers-Celtic rivalry and the inner workings of AC Milan, and light on direct discussion of issues like world trade and the exportation of Western culture. But by creating such a compelling narrative of soccer around the planet, Foer draws the reader into these sport-mad societies, and subtly provides the explanations he promises in chapters with titles like "How Soccer Explains the New Oligarchs", "How Soccer Explains Islam's Hope", and "How Soccer Explains the Sentimental Hooligan." Foer's own passion for the game gives his book an infectious energy but still pales in comparison to the religious fervor of his subjects. His portraits of legendary hooligans in Serbia and Britain, in particular, make the most die-hard roughneck New York Yankees fan look like a choirboy in comparison. Beyond the thugs, Foer also profiles Nigerian players living in the Ukraine, Iranian women struggling against strict edicts to attend matches, and the parallel worlds of Brazilian soccer and politics from which Pele emerged and returned. Foer posits that globalization has eliminated neither local cultural identities nor violent hatred among fans of rival teams, and it has not washed out local businesses in a sea of corporate wealth nor has it quelled rampant local corruption. Readers with an interest in international economics are sure to like Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Please stay out of the field...!!!
This book is a bigotry masqueraded behind the veil of a "scholarly work." Every rule of rigorous work has been violated in this piece of work building on the darkest but forever smallest side of "soccer." Wasting this great opportunity to reveal the multi-dimensional power of the game the author invests his bitterness against the sport page-after-page. A sweet revenge for "soccer" rejecting him in his early age? Well... my advise to the author... keep on running away from the ball sir... and please stay away from it!!! You are RUINING THE GAME!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful
This is a very insightful book. I have been a big soccer fan all my life and went to hundreds of games when I still lived in Europe, but this book contains many facts I had never heard of. Some chapters are better and more fascinating than others and the link of soccer to globalization seems to be artificial at times. I found the thoughts on soccer in the U.S. (last chapter) especially interesting.
4-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the appeal of soccer is that, for the moment, it exists in the happy realm between intelligence and pure fandom
Franklin Foer is a staff writer at the New Republic and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others...In his book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization: Soccer has become a favorite pastime of the American intellectual. What brought soccer to the smart set? Well, one could simply argue that soccer's time had come. But while much of soccer-love may come from nostalgia, a bit of it feels like it is self-styled. It's fair to assume that a great many of the new wave of soccer fans came to the sport in their teens and 20s--the lack of satellite TV and the Internet making the international game difficult to follow until then. Unlike those who had baseball thrust upon them since birth and never paused to adequately consider the implications, soccer fans were liable to ask themselves, What would being a soccer fan say about me? Well, it would say a lot of things, many of them flattering. Taking an interest in soccer indicates a certain cosmopolitanism; the game is an international one. A rooting interest in a British club like Arsenal might indicate Anglophilia, which never hurts in polite society. Soccer-love also says--and this is perhaps most important--that you reject the overweening hype and made-for-TV packaging that surrounds American sports for something that, in theory, approaches a purer experience. "If you're an intellectual, the kitsch that shrouds, say, football is almost intolerable," says Franklin Foer. "If you look at a European soccer crowd, all the shouting is coming organically from the crowd itself--that's so much more appealing." Soccer, largely divorced from shrieking announcers and Jumbotrons, feels more like an artistic endeavor than a television show. In a weak moment, the soccer intellectual might even admit that the sport's stars are aspirational male role models. Most soccer players are not human grotesqueries like NFL stars or attenuated beanpoles like NBA players. They're possessed of attainable physiques, strong and compact--the kind that might impress intellectuals and the women who love them. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Globalization    3. Popular Culture - General    4. Soccer    5. Sociology Of Sports    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Sports & Recreation / General   


9. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (BK Currents)
by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Hardcover (28 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Great Turning
In The Great Turning, From Empire to Earth Community, author David Korten hits on the rarely discussed conflict facing Humankind in the 21st Century, the struggle between the forces of materialism and the forces of spirituality. Although David does not define it as such, he expresses it in his excellent analysis of the Five Orders of Human Consciousness.
5-0 out of 5 stars "We are the ones we have been waiting for." ~ David Korten
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5-0 out of 5 stars Deep insight and direction for hope
David Korten has one of today's most experienced and compelling voices on the big picture: how we got ourselves into the current state of the world and how we must evolve and alter our frame of thinking to survive and thrive together on this planet. I couldn't wait to read the book and am just beginning a second read to absorb even more. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Globalization    2. International cooperation    3. Political Science    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Politics/International Relations    6. Social ethics    7. Sustainable development    8. International business    9. Political Science / Globalization   


10. International Economics: Theory And Policy (7th Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (02 August, 2005)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Totally dissatisfied
I'm really unhappy with both the book and the services provided that come with the book. This has several reasons of which I'd like to point out a few here (though I have to note that I only read the second part - the one about international monetary policy):
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Subjects:  1. Globalization    2. Political Science    3. Politics / Current Events    4. Politics/International Relations    5. International economics    6. Political Science / Globalization   


11. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
by Doubleday
Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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Illicit activities are exploding worldwide. The onslaught of globalization has unleashed a tidal wave of bad stuff--everything from arms trafficking, human smuggling, and money laundering to music bootlegging. Here is the dark side of globalization: the mushrooming underground economy. Moisés Naím explores this murky world in his book Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars No Footnotes
I'm about a third of the way through the book; very provocative so far.Unfortunately, my copy has no footnotes.The notes are at the end of the chapters as you'd expect, but the numbers they reference are not in the text.Tends to complicate a serious academic reading.

4-0 out of 5 stars A riposte to free market cheerleaders
"Illicit" by Moises Naim is a good primer on the underground economy. Mr. Naim's experience as an Editor at Foreign Policy magazine appears to have helped the author hone his skills at synthesizing an impressive quantity of third-party research to support his thesis. It is also evident that Mr. Naim's discussions with numerous high-level personal and professional contacts around the world have helped him reflect on the topic at length, leading him to offer many pages of thoughtful critique and analysis. The end result is a balanced and nuanced book that makes a valuable contribution to our understanding about an increasingly urgent and worrisome problem.
5-0 out of 5 stars Same Business Savy/Muscle As Wal-Mart
"In todays labyrinthine routings of contraband across multiple contients, front companies are easy to set up, dozens in order to blur one's trace.As a result intermediaries in international commerce of illicit products, services , & humans have increased their profile and their profits. It is the brokers who control today's illicit markets, set the deals, & make the big money".This is a small snipet of the market place. The markets are just markets/ legal or illegal.Governments decide the righteousness of them.In other words: what is in a true market: cent$, can now be dollar$.It is the magic of a legalized highway robbery called the stroke a pen.Of course its a no brainer that governmemnts are getting greased to hell and back. Through corporate(legal/illegal) sugar daddys or just down and dity in your face corruption. It has penetrated deeply into the private sector, politics, and governments of today. It is penetrating markets deeper, plus horizontally and vertically, and in direct proportion to their profits that control crucial decisions within current national governments (U.S. included). In some cases the national interests are completely aligned with illegal profits. A must read for understanding the a whole picture the global economy. It is an entertaining and informative read. Welcome to globalization. And of course that is on either side of the border: because they own both sides! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Criminology    2. Criminology (Specific Aspects)    3. Drug traffic    4. Globalization    5. Illegal aliens    6. Illegal arms transfers    7. Intellectual property infringe    8. International Economics (Specific Aspects)    9. International Relations - Trade & Tariffs    10. Organized Crime    11. Politics / Current Events    12. Social Science    13. Sociology    14. Transnational crime    15. Political Science / Government / General   


12. International Economics (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (30 December, 2004)
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13. Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas
by Warner Business Books
Hardcover (30 August, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Hindsight proves Dobbs was 20/20 on the Exporting of America
It is interesting to read this book a few years after its publication and see how correct Mr. Dobbs was.The book was written in 2003-4 and the election year tension is evident in some areas of the book.However, almost three years later, the data is irrefutable that Dobbs observations about corporations sacrificing American workers for their own outrageous profit taking are correct.
5-0 out of 5 stars Telling it like it really is.
Lou Dobbs has got it right.Our Administrations, past and present,Congress and Corporte America have sold us out all in the name of power and greed.This book lays the facts out in front of everyone to really show what has happened to America that at one time the whole world looked up to.When you depend on foreign souces for your basic needs something is wrong with the way America is governed and something is surely wrong when Corporate America has our governmnet in their pockets.Lou Dobbs should be congratulated on telling it like it really is.He has the courage to stand up to constant critizism about his views about outsourcing our jobs and outsourcing the future of America.A must read for all Americans worried about our future.

2-0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal For Real People All Over the World
It is interesting to see the reviews of the people(mostly Americans) on this site. I am an Indian, and it amuses me to read your thoughts on these issues. You Americans have a lot of creativity, ambition, and vivacity; and that is a good thing. But you do not think deeply often enough. Job outsourcing is hurting you indeed, and how much more you will have to suffer, I do not know.
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14. China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
by Scribner
Paperback (11 April, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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China has the world's most rapidly changing large economy, and according to Ted Fishman, it is forcing the world to change along with it. "No country has ever before made a better run at climbing every step of economic development all at once," he writes, in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The revolution will not be televised
On this side of the Pacific, we are seized every 20 years with a sublime terror, as we watch the rise of another monster in the East.In the land of rising suns, tigers and dragons, the Dragon is on the rise and, it seems, will remain so throughout the next century.
4-0 out of 5 stars Well-written book
For those that are avid readers of journalistic works such as this one, you would absolutely enjoy every moment rummaging through the pages.Statistics are provided but never to the point of being too dry and too boring for the readers to read through.The writer endeavours to shed lights for us ramifications of China and its muscle power.Instead of branding China as a villain, we need to understand that without support from purchasers who are looking for the cheapest bargains, China wouldn't be where it is now.Wal-Mart is covered in detail.The writer gives us a projection that if car manufacturing industry is heading the same direction of products manufacturing, it's only a matter of time before prices for cars would plummet quite considerably in the future when China has perfected its manufacturing bases just as Japan and South Korea had done before it.Then, there's another discussion about the shifting of population from countryside into urban centres where manufacturing bases are located, and how China is able to sustain the supply of cheap labour.China's progress isn't simply detrimental to other countries.On contrary, it benefits them as well.For example, Australia is having a boom right now due to exportation of natural resources to China.With increase of living standard in China, Chinese needs more nutritious food.As China couldn't provide enough, United States particularly the Middle States are enjoying a boom in supplying food to the Middle Kingdom.Then, there are also discussions about other foreign powers keeping United States in check by siding with China, and also the love and hate relationship between USA and China of controlling the currencies so as to keep the interest rates at an attractive rate to facilitate growth in China and so forth.Whilst nobody knows for certain the exact figures of information provided (since China has this tendency to manipulate figures since the beginning of time), suffice to say that the book explains how the mechanism works and allowing us to have an insight of how international trade ticks.Yes, some reviewers are fastidious and highly critical of figures provided by the writer but ultimately, I think they are missing the points.What's crucial from this book is that we need to understand better about China and learning how to work alongside it in order to share the gains it would garner over the years to come.Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Focus on China
This books offers a comprehensive overview of the China vs. World (Western / industrialized hemisphere) dynamics. Fishman intentionally does not get into the guessing game of Middle East/India factors in the equation but offers global trends that are relevant to everyone who is curious about the business world around them. What does it mean if a small fraction of Chinese can, or are willing, to do X? (Hint: a small fraction of one billion, in absolute terms, is an exceptionally large number of people nonetheless!) How will adding over a billion of people to the commercial world around us affect our lives and our countries? How can established companies make use of this new market?
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business/Economics    3. China    4. Competition, International    5. Development - Economic Development    6. Fiction    7. Foreign Investments    8. Globalization    9. Industrial Policy    10. Industrialization    11. Industries - General    12. International - Economics    13. International Relations - General    14. Investments, Foreign    15. Politics / Current Events    16. Business & Economics / Economics / International   


15. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time
by Tantor Media
Audio CD (01 May, 2006)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Worst writing I've read in a long time
You decide for yourself what you think about Mortenson.I think the subtitle of the book should be "How One Man Became a Dhimmi."
5-0 out of 5 stars Put so simply...
No doubt this story seemed like an inspiring one. The question for me was, could the writer do a good job conveying it? The answer is- yes!! There are no words to describe how this story made me feel. I was moved to tears more than once. It's about time that we had something to read or listen to that speaks to the humanity of the majority of Muslims. Until now it seemed like we were given no option but to lump them all into the "fanatic" category. There was no one to speak up for the rest of the population. The story of the poor village women of Pakistan giving eggs to Greg to honor 9/11 widows was heart-wrenching. The speech by a supreme Shia ruler to a local village after 9/11 was equally gut-wrenching. Thank you to Greg Mortenson for shining a light on the region. His work building schools by working WITH tribal people of Afghanistan and Pakistan is incredibly brave. The effort taken to learn the local languages and customs is phenomenal. Thank you David Oliver Relin for bringing the story to us and for providing so much background information to help round out the story! This book helped fill so many holes in my understanding of the region. What the heck are the Taliban? Why can't Islamabad just take control of its northern region? What drives many people to choose death via "jihad" over life? I am inspired to read and understand even more about the fascinating people of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
5-0 out of 5 stars Is America more secure than on 9/11?
Besides being an exciting and courageous mission story, Three Cups of Tea is an effective alternative to Bush's so-called "compassionate conservatism" and "war on terror".
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16. Global Strategy (with World Map and InfoTrac)
by South-Western College Pub
Hardcover (06 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very engaging book
This is by far the best written business textbook I read in college. The book offers a very wide variety of real-world examples of the different strategies and actions explained in the book. These examples span all kinds of companies, from large MNE's to small businesses based in developing nations. The text is written very straightforward and the book seems to flow well from chapter to chapter. I was lucky to have Mike Peng as my professor in international business, because he devoted as much attention to his students as he did to his textbook. ... Read more

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17. Russian and Soviet Economic Performance and Structure (7th Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (24 July, 2000)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Decent analysis, but bad editing
To start off, the editors of this book must have been asleep when it crossed their desks: the numerous erros in spelling and grammar interrupt a generally lucid writing style, with numerous, critical errors even in charts and graphs. The worst editorial aspect of the book is that in several places, entire passages are repeated, sometimes immediately, other times in a different chapter. Being in the field, I know economists are not the most skilled writers, but I place all the blame at the doorstep of the publishing house. Read more

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18. We the People:A Call to Take Back America
by Coreway Media
Paperback (07 May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I'm So Proud of Thom Hartmann!
With the slow (yet too fast for me!) and frightfully real unraveling of this country's constitution by Bush, neocons, "christian" extremists and rapturists, republicans, some dems, and those corporate terrorists...and the list goes on, We The People gives me the push to get involved to take our country back!
5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and well thought out explanation of the 'real' conservative agenda!
Explaining the original intentions of the Founders in regards to corporate personhood and the conservative agenda to turn America into a new feudal society, all in graphic novel form? --Priceless.
5-0 out of 5 stars Buy, read, pass it on
I recently heard Mr. Hartmann's radio show and was so impressed with him I had to purchase one of his books for my own enjoyment. That is what I discovered this book to be, enjoyment. I've never had so much fun reading such serious subject matter. He outlines for the reader the parts of our history our corporate media would have us forget. He shows us some things that have gone wrong, and where they've gone wrong in our country. He really leaves you with a sense that we can win this battle against corporate personhood by giving a clear method to reclaiming American democracy and personal rights. This book cuts through the nonsense our leaders are throwing in our face and shows us the enemy, which we now can target, and possibly win this battle. ... Read more

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19. Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (09 January, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Globalization 2.0
Jeffrey Frieden, a Harvard professor specializing in international trade and finance, has written a masterly and comprehensive history of capitalism from 1870 to the present.His history of globalization reminds us that it is not a recent develpment and that its current success is not guaranteed.
5-0 out of 5 stars Bottom Line: Unfettered Capitalism is Destructive, Need Government

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasing to Read (Even for a Proletariat like Me)
I read this book for a graduate-level economics course.It's not an "Econ for Dummys" book, but it really enightens the reader about the history of economics in the 20th Century.It's smart and straight-forward.The author does not interject his personal perspectives, which is nice.He just puts it out there.A definite must-read for those entering the field of economics/history. ... Read more

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20. Material World: A Global Family Portrait
by Sierra Club Books
Paperback (03 October, 1995)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In honor of the United Nations-sponsored International Year of the Family in 1994, award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel brought together 16 of the world's leading photographers to create a visual portrait of life in 30 nations. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is eye opening
I first saw this book in a classroom of the school I work in.I was just drawn in by it!It opens ones eyes to how MUCH we have here in the U.S. - even people considered "poor" here have much more than the majority of families in this book.It also shows that having more doesn't necessarily bring happiness.Many of those families with much less than we have are content. This book shows the diversity of the world we live in.I purchased one for each of my childrens teachers and then ordered another for my family.What an incredible undertaking to capture families around the world in their every day lives.Wonderful book!!

1-0 out of 5 stars +-NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
I AM TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK! I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE CLEVERLY PRESENTED. WHY AREN'T THINGS JUST STACKED UP ON ONE ANOTHER IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PLANE? FROM THE COVER, IT LOOKS LIKE THE PERSPECTIVE IS ALWAYS FROM THE TOP. WHAT THE HECK? ARE WE JUST LOOKING DOWN ON THESE PEOPLE? AND WHY ARE THE CAUCASIANS ON TOP AND SHOT AT NIGHT, WHEN THE PERUVIANS ARE ON THE BOTTOM AND SHOT DURING THE DAY?

5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Measure of Comparison
What an amazing book!If you ever feel down about falling behind the Joneses or feel that you suffer by comparison to the wealthy among us.If you find yourself feeling dissatisfied with what you have and if you're tired of coveting "newer," "better," and "nicer" stuff to fill up your life get this book.
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