The Choice: A Fable Free Trade and Protectionism / Edition 2

The Choice: A Fable Free Trade and Protectionism / Edition 2

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by Russell Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130870528

ISBN-13: 9780130870520

Pub. Date: 05/01/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education


The choice explores a wide array of global economic issues from tariffs and quotas to the lives of unemployed workers and their children.
This updated and revised edition of THE CHOICE has new data and new discussions of timely topics including:

  • Trade deficits
  • Trade with low-wage nations
  • Environmental issues
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Overview


The choice explores a wide array of global economic issues from tariffs and quotas to the lives of unemployed workers and their children.
This updated and revised edition of THE CHOICE has new data and new discussions of timely topics including:

  • Trade deficits
  • Trade with low-wage nations
  • Environmental issues
  • Labor standards
  • Free trade agreements

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130870520
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents


1. Minutes of the Heavenly Court: Soul of David Ricardo.
2. The Challenge of Foreign Competition.
3. The Roundabout Way to Wealth.
4. Is Trade Good for America?
5. The New Generation of American Know-How.
6. Do Tariffs Protect American Jobs?
7. Tariffs vs. Quotas.
8. Road Trip.
9. The Case for Protection.
10. Do Trade Deficits Hurt America?
11. Fair Trade vs. Free Trade.
12. Should America Trade Freely with Low-Wage Nations?
13. Self-Sufficiency Is the Road to Poverty.
14. The Choice.
15. A Final Word from David Ricardo.
16. Explanations, Sources, and Further Reading.
About the Author.
Index.

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Choice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Seattlereviewer More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever written about the topic of international trade. The author Russell Roberts is one of the most intelligent men on Earth, he is one of the worlds' most foremost experts in regard to international law, economics, business measures! He explains many complex, interesting topics, in a straight forward, clear, easy to read book, with clear ideas, easy to understand chapters! This book is very, very good! Highly recommend to anyone, any age group, anyone interested in reading a high quality book, buy Russell Roberts! The best money I ever spent for a book! Highly recommed you buy and/or read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story for all in need of a little economic solace. Russ Roberts (who is wonderful in person) illustrates a world of free trade in a charismatic fictional story. Reminiscent of It's A Wonderful Life, the 'angle' David Ricardo teaches an american tv manufacturer why free trade is so important even if it does destroy his business, so convincing is Roberts that I teared up on occasion and bought a copy for everyone I knew. The Choice is a book too compelling for anyone with any kind of education not to believe in the power of the Market.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this book, learned a lot about international trade, how I get all the products in my store! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn, be entertained, inspired! VERY WELL WRITTEN, this author is very talented. Higly recommend you buy, read this book, you will not be disappointed, I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like Heaven on Earth reading this book.
austintexas More than 1 year ago
Great book. Best book I have read in years! Excellent researched, clear laid out ideas-concepts in understandable manner, good writing, insightful, very good book.
GalinaMorse More than 1 year ago
Russell Roberts, writes about free trade. Wisdom of the ages, presented in an agreeable manner pertinent to the twentieth-century life. Superb book, pure gold, best book I have ever read about topic of trade, highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great business book, a must buy, very well written. Russell Roberts is the best Economics writer on planet Earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The issues surrounding the the topic of globalization and/or free trade are explored in this book The Choice by Russell Roberts. Anyone who wants to understand free markets, economics, read Russell Roberts. Very well written. GREAT BOOK.
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SandyandSandy More than 1 year ago
READ THIS BOOK ____ IT WAS AWESOME. I THINK IT IS REQUIRED READING FOR MBA programs, THERE IS A REASON WHY -- IT IS AWESOME!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Prof. Roberts is a first in class purveyor of Economics as Propaganda. Or as John Maynard Keynes said: ¿Defense of free trade theory is, I submit, the result of pure intellectual error, due to a complete misunderstanding of the theory of equilibrium in international trade.¿ The book would be laughable except that the real life consequences of losing manufacturing jobs has been the gutting of the middle class--stagnant incomes for 80% of American families with the cumulative result being one-eight households filing bankruptcy since 1980. Prof. Roberts leading economic expert is David Ricardo, a wealthy stockbroker who died in 1823 when international trade consisted of agricultural goods and crude manufacturing transported by sailing ships and paid for with precious metals. David Ricardo¿s abstract theory of comparative advantage has about relevancy to the 21st century as his theory on the ¿Corn Laws¿ and the ¿Natural Price of Labor¿ has to our modern production wages.