Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalismby Robert Guest
Pub. Date: 11/08/2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Today, thanks to the ease of technology and travel, we enjoy unprecedented levels of interconnectedness. Societies are increasingly mobile, and immigrant populations maintain strong ties with their native countries, allowing for an unbroken chain of innovation and knowledge that stretches all the way back home. Robert Guest, Global Business… See more details below
Today, thanks to the ease of technology and travel, we enjoy unprecedented levels of interconnectedness. Societies are increasingly mobile, and immigrant populations maintain strong ties with their native countries, allowing for an unbroken chain of innovation and knowledge that stretches all the way back home. Robert Guest, Global Business Editor for The Economist, shows how today's tribal networks transcend national borders, and how they are shaping the global community in unforeseen ways, including:
*So-called “Chinese sea turtles,” young Chinese who come to the West for college before returning to China, eagerly absorb democratic ideals along with their technical training. Now, as they assume leadership positions in Chinese government and business, they will slowly turn China democratic.
*Indian diasporas, having long brought western technology to their home countries, are now bringing Indian technology to the West. They’ve already developed $70 refrigerators and $2,000 cars; their frugal innovations and managerial know-how are about to turn the global economy on its head.
In a world where trade, trust, and information flow through ethnic networks, the nation that values open borders and encourages the growth of its diaspora populations will be the superpower of the twenty-first century. With on-the-ground reporting from dozens of countries, this is a timely look at the forces greater than national boundaries, and how they can be harnessed to move the whole planet forward.
- St. Martin's Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Table of Contents
Diaspora Economics: Why Tribalism Fosters Prosperity
Diaspora Politics: How Sea Turtles Will Turn China Democratic
Networks of Innovation: How Indian Exiles Will Save Medicare
Networks of Trust: How the Brain Drain Reduces Global Poverty
Networks of Hatred: Breeding Jihad and Genocide
The Hub Nation: Why America Will Remain Number One
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >