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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130870520
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


RUSSELL ROBERTS is the John M. Olin Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the Center, he taught at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University, UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of Rochester. He is also the author of The Invisible Heart (MIT Press, 2001).
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PREFACE:

Preface

In the early 1990s, when this book was first published, many Americans were deeply fearful of Japan. Analysts, experts, and pundits claimed that the Japanese government and Japanese companies were waging and winning an economic war against the United States. Highlights of the Japanese strategy included subsidies to key technologies and excluding American products from the Japanese market. Some experts urged America to get tough with Japan; others wanted America to fight back by copying Japan's policies.

Much of the first edition of this book was devoted to a different point of view, rejecting the whole concept of economic warfare at the national level and arguing that although Japanese and American companies are in competition, Japanese success does not come at the expense of America. The debate seems quaint today; the Japanese economic malaise and the extraordinary performance of the American economy have pushed the Japanese-American economic relationship out of the headlines and out of the minds of the American people.

In this revised edition, I have de-emphasized the discussion of Japan's economic relationship with the United States. I do this with some trepidation. When the American economy falters and Japan's recovers, we will surely hear again of why Japan is a threat to the United States. So I have left in some of the material about Japan to innoculate the reader against future outbreaks of Japan-bashing.

In addition to de-emphasizing the U.S.-Japan relationship, I have added discussions of topics that have grown in importance since the early 1990s. In particular, I have added a new chapter on trade deficits(chapter 10) and a new chapter on trade with Mexico and low-wage nations (chapter 12).1 have added discussions of environmental issues, labor standards, and the World Trade Organization. I have moved the date of the story from 1995 to 2000 and updated. the data where relevant. I have included discussions of recent developments like the Internet and moved and merged material from the first edition in ways that make more sense to me now.

Russell Roberts (roberts@csab.wustl.edu)
Center for the Study of American Business
Washington University in St. Louis

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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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Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

In the early 1990s, when this book was first published, many Americans were deeply fearful of Japan. Analysts, experts, and pundits claimed that the Japanese government and Japanese companies were waging and winning an economic war against the United States. Highlights of the Japanese strategy included subsidies to key technologies and excluding American products from the Japanese market. Some experts urged America to get tough with Japan; others wanted America to fight back by copying Japan's policies.

Much of the first edition of this book was devoted to a different point of view, rejecting the whole concept of economic warfare at the national level and arguing that although Japanese and American companies are in competition, Japanese success does not come at the expense of America. The debate seems quaint today; the Japanese economic malaise and the extraordinary performance of the American economy have pushed the Japanese-American economic relationship out of the headlines and out of the minds of the American people.

In this revised edition, I have de-emphasized the discussion of Japan's economic relationship with the United States. I do this with some trepidation. When the American economy falters and Japan's recovers, we will surely hear again of why Japan is a threat to the United States. So I have left in some of the material about Japan to innoculate the reader against future outbreaks of Japan-bashing.

In addition to de-emphasizing the U.S.-Japan relationship, I have added discussions of topics that have grown in importance since the early 1990s. In particular, I have added a new chapter on tradedeficits(chapter 10) and a new chapter on trade with Mexico and low-wage nations (chapter 12).1 have added discussions of environmental issues, labor standards, and the World Trade Organization. I have moved the date of the story from 1995 to 2000 and updated. the data where relevant. I have included discussions of recent developments like the Internet and moved and merged material from the first edition in ways that make more sense to me now.

Russell Roberts (roberts@csab.wustl.edu)
Center for the Study of American Business
Washington University in St. Louis

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Introduction

Preface

In the early 1990s, when this book was first published, many Americans were deeply fearful of Japan. Analysts, experts, and pundits claimed that the Japanese government and Japanese companies were waging and winning an economic war against the United States. Highlights of the Japanese strategy included subsidies to key technologies and excluding American products from the Japanese market. Some experts urged America to get tough with Japan; others wanted America to fight back by copying Japan's policies.

Much of the first edition of this book was devoted to a different point of view, rejecting the whole concept of economic warfare at the national level and arguing that although Japanese and American companies are in competition, Japanese success does not come at the expense of America. The debate seems quaint today; the Japanese economic malaise and the extraordinary performance of the American economy have pushed the Japanese-American economic relationship out of the headlines and out of the minds of the American people.

In this revised edition, I have de-emphasized the discussion of Japan's economic relationship with the United States. I do this with some trepidation. When the American economy falters and Japan's recovers, we will surely hear again of why Japan is a threat to the United States. So I have left in some of the material about Japan to innoculate the reader against future outbreaks of Japan-bashing.

In addition to de-emphasizing the U.S.-Japan relationship, I have added discussions of topics that have grown in importance since the early 1990s. In particular, I have added a new chapter on trade deficits (chapter 10)and a new chapter on trade with Mexico and low-wage nations (chapter 12).1 have added discussions of environmental issues, labor standards, and the World Trade Organization. I have moved the date of the story from 1995 to 2000 and updated. the data where relevant. I have included discussions of recent developments like the Internet and moved and merged material from the first edition in ways that make more sense to me now.

Russell Roberts (roberts@csab.wustl.edu)
Center for the Study of American Business
Washington University in St. Louis

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    BEST MONEY ever spent for a BOOK! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    Economic Solace

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    God bless Russell Roberts (author) for producing this book.

    Like Heaven on Earth reading this book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    SUPER SUPER BOOK!

    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!

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    Superb book.

    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.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Thoughtful reading.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    A MUST BUY!

    Great business book, a must buy, very well written. Russell Roberts is the best Economics writer on planet Earth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    VERY WELL WRITTEN.

    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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    Posted March 6, 2013

    ***MONEY**** A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WITH A DOLLAR IN THEIR POCKET! GREAT BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2004

    A fantasy with real life consequences

    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.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    READ THIS BOOK ____ IT WAS AWESOME. I THINK IT IS REQUIRED READ

    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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