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CHOICEPRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION This book is destined to please many readers.
— P. K. Kresl
Globalization is in retreat, but history tells us that this is but a temporary reversal. Globalization will return, but in what form? More cycles of boom and bust? Or can globalization be rebuilt on a more feasible and sustainable platform? These are the compelling questions that Michael Veseth tackles in this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his award-winning book as he illuminates the path to a sustainable global future.
1 Globalization? Or Globaloney? 11
2 Financial Globaloney: Safe as Houses 35
3 The Crash of 2008 and the Global Market Myth 55
4 Golden Arches Globaloney 73
5 The Only Game in Town 97
6 Grassroots Globaloney 121
7 Slow-balizatipn: Using Globalization to Fight Globalization 141
8 Globalization and the French Exception 157
9 The Future of Globalization (and Globaloney) 181
About the Author 229