Why Globalization Works A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy Martin Wolf explains how globalization works critiques the charges against it argues that the bigg

  • Title: Why Globalization Works
  • Author: Martin Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780300107777
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy Martin Wolf explains how globalization works, critiques the charges against it, argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the post A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy Martin Wolf explains how globalization works, critiques the charges against it, argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the post 9 11 age For this paperback edition, Wolf provides a new introduction to update the debate Splendid The definitive treatment of the subject, and an absorbing read Economist Accessible and clearly argued A wealth of material on every page Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal Written by one of the world s most respected economic journalists, is elegant and passionate defense of trade liberalization is essential reading Arvind Panagariya, Foreign Affairs A powerful book Sebastian Mallaby, Washington Post No one has summarised coherently the recent, voluminous research Elegantly and persuasively, Wolf marshals the facts Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph A necessary and compelling read for all who want to understand the logic of unfolding events Robert Skidelsky, New Statesman

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    2 thoughts on “Why Globalization Works

    1. I really tried to read this book and listen to what Wolf was saying, but I struggled with it too much. And when I say 'struggled' I don't mean I had a hard time understanding it (this book was a further reading rec for an economics module that I completed, so most of the material and groundwork had already been covered etc). I had a hard time getting past the author's irritating and arrogant tone, as well as the sheer amount of repetitiveness that he uses, which is why I ended up skimming some p [...]

    2. This book addresses globalization almost exclusively from an economic standpoint. Viewed within those bounds, it seems pretty good, though I had a hard time telling how much to take at face value since I didn’t feel like I had enough of a grasp of macroeconomics, trade, and finance to really engage and argue with it. He seemed to be making every effort to be even-handed, in that sober British-empiricist sort of way, but it’s hard to tell if that’s genuine or just a rhetorical strategy.But, [...]

    3. Unfortunately, this book is nowhere near as good as it needed to be. That globalization works, meaning that it helps raise the wealth of a majority of people (including poor countries; China would not be where it is today, and likely much nastier, without globalization), is a fact that needs far more voice today. The problem with this book is that it preaches to the choir instead of trying to convince the people who actually need convincing.The main issue I have is that the author treats his opp [...]

    4. I was being ironic with the recommendations bit, by and by. Wolf, I reckon, is a classical economist: it's the invisible hand - and if the economy/market isn't working, blame the interference of politics. This is a writer after Ben's heart: he argues that the very existence of the nation-state prevents progress - not that it is a complex argument, anyone could have told you that a truly integrated economy is made impossible by the concept of territorial integrity and sovereignty. For all my poli [...]

    5. Summary: Free markets lead to free societies. Cool.The only problem (that the author glosses over) is that the rich countries are in the business of holding down poor countries with tariffs, subsidies, the WTO, the IMF and all kinds of other impediments. The solution is more regional economic integration a la the EU. Except the EU is vulnerable to destruction right now because Germans don't like to bail out Greeks (at least when I bailed out Citigroup, I still bailed out Americans) and because B [...]

    6. Wolf has a lot of good and bad points.Good:Often uses data to back up beliefsTries to pre emptively argue against his detractorsBad:He is incredibly arrogantHe writing and thought oozes with confirmation bias and unintellectual thoughtMost of the "arguments" he refutes are straw men arguments that aren't taken seriously by anyoneHe dismisses many genuine arguments because they "obviously" aren't the case or are "irrelevant"Opinion: Wolf thinks he is more insightful/intelligent than he is and wou [...]

    7. I bought this when it came out, as a counterpoint to books by Joe Stieglitz and Jean Ziegler I had just read. I only got to it now, and I'm sorry I waited. It is a remarkable book, deeply researched, comprehensive in its scope, unafraid to address all arguments in the debate, whether it's a pro- or anti-globalization, coming from the right or from the left. Very highly recommended. (As, by the way, is Stieglitz's "Globalization and its discontents".) The section on finance is especially prescien [...]

    8. I tend to disagree with worship at the altar of economic liberalism, however, there are far better books deifying globalization. The book seemed slapped together and overly repetitive. I try not to judge books on the basis of whether or not I agree with their core themes; however, the lack of evidence throughout the book just makes Wolf seem like a big globalization apologist.

    9. The author is somewhat narrow-minded in his view of environmental protection and "comparative advantage", but overall, the case he makes for globalization is enough to convince a fervent liberal. If you don't have a background in econ and you don't want to have to read sentence three or four times, this may not be the book for you.

    10. A laborious and detached endorsement of neoliberal policies and strict adherence to free market ideals. Insulting in its generalizations and short on acknowledgment of the shades of gray that define our world, Wolf's book is a good reason to be repulsed by economic liberals and unregulated markets.

    11. according to my pol. econ. professor, this is the most well-articulated argument FO globalization out there. that tells you something, because its terrible. i recommend reading it, however, to get a taste for the counterargument. that way you can look smarter at cocktail parties.

    12. Clear and compelling data and analysis of the net positive impacts of globalization. Concise and intriguing, especially relevant to 21st century global affairs.

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