Pop Internationalism

Pop Internationalism

by Paul Krugman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262611333

ISBN-13: 9780262611336

Pub. Date: 02/07/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

"Pop internationalists" -- people who speak impressively about international trade while ignoring basic economics and misusing economic figures are the target of this collection of Paul Krugman's most recent essays. In the clear,
readable, entertaining style that brought acclaim for his best-selling Age of Diminished Expectations, Krugman explains what

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"Pop internationalists" -- people who speak impressively about international trade while ignoring basic economics and misusing economic figures are the target of this collection of Paul Krugman's most recent essays. In the clear,
readable, entertaining style that brought acclaim for his best-selling Age of Diminished Expectations, Krugman explains what real economic analysis is. He discusses economic terms and measurements, like "value-added" and GDP, in simple language so that readers can understand how pop internationalists distort,
and sometimes contradict, the most basic truths about world trade.

All but two of the essays have previously appeared in such publications as Foreign Affairs, Scientific
American
, and the Harvard Business Review. The first five essays take on exaggerations of foreign competition's effects on the U.S.
economy and represent Krugman's central criticisms of public debate over world trade. The next three essays expose further distortions of economic theory and include the complete, unaltered, controversial review of Laura Tyson's
Who's Bashing Whom. The third group of essays highlights misconceptions about competition from less industrialized countries. The concluding essays focus on interesting and legitimate economic questions, such as the effects of technological change on society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262611336
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/07/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
1,022,465
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession3
2Proving My Point25
3Trade, Jobs, and Wages35
4Does Third World Growth Hurt First World Prosperity?49
5The Illusion of Conflict in International Trade69
6Myths and Realities of U.S. Competitiveness87
7Economic Shuttle Diplomacy: A Review of Laura D'Andrea Tyson's Who's Bashing Whom?105
8What Do Undergrads Need to Know about Trade?117
9Challenging Conventional Wisdom129
10The Uncomfortable Truth about NAFTA155
11The Myth of Asia's Miracle167
12Technology's Revenge191
13The Localization of the World Economy205
Index215

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