Globalisationby Clive Crook, John Micklethwait
Goods, ideas and people have crossed the globe for millennia but modern technologies and anti-capitalist protests have thrust the issue of globalisation into the spotlight. Will globalisation hurt workers in developing countries? Are some industries consolidating too rapidly? Is tax harmonisation just around the corner? In 10 years, will we all be watching "Oprah Winfrey" and shopping at Wal-Mart?
This book is a collection of surveys and articles on globalisation that have appeared in The Economist. They cover a wide range of issues: migration; trade; culture; the influence of multinationals; the role of organisations such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO; the spread of equity culture; taxation; inequality; the environment; and how technology is raising standards in the world's poorest countries.
Together, through careful analysis of the facts, the articles discuss the case for globalisation. For anyone who wants an understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in this contentious subject there is no broader or more illuminating guide. It is divided into four parts and eight chapters as follows:
1. The case for globalisation;Globalisation and its critics; Popular myths and economic facts
2. The business of globalisation; The spread of equity culture; Goodbye to taxpayers; How industries go global
3. Rich and poor; Inequality, aid and the environment; The uses of technology
4. Governing the global economy; Reform of international financial architecture
Author Biography: The authors are all Economist writers and include; Clive Crook, the Deputy Editor, Matthew Bishop, the New York Bureau Chief and author of Pocket Economist, John Peet, the Business-Affairs Editor, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Washington Economics Correspondent and Robert Guest, Africa Editor.
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