Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy

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Jagdish Bhagwati firmly believes that those who work at the frontiers of economics should also get down into the trenches of public policy in the only way they can: through advocacy. His frequent writings in leading newspapers and magazines are further testimony to his conviction that academics can best do public good by becoming a public nuisance. Running through his writings is the contrary voice, questioning popular positions, challenging the consensus. A Stream of Windows offers a selection of the author's ...
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Overview

Jagdish Bhagwati firmly believes that those who work at the frontiers of economics should also get down into the trenches of public policy in the only way they can: through advocacy. His frequent writings in leading newspapers and magazines are further testimony to his conviction that academics can best do public good by becoming a public nuisance. Running through his writings is the contrary voice, questioning popular positions, challenging the consensus. A Stream of Windows offers a selection of the author's policy writings from the past 10 years. The title, from a James Schuyler poem, suggests the fluidity of a stream, contrasted with a stagnant pool, as well as the windows the author seeks to open to bring in fresh air. The image captures the essence of the author's writings, which forcefully opposed the demonization of Japan in the 1980s and early 1990s, and which expose the folly of current U.S. policy equating free trade with free trade areas, challenge the bipartisan bashing of illegal immigrants, refute the conventional view that democracy hinders development, and much more.
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Rushford Report
If your idea — like mine — is that a great book on international economics is one that you don't have to be an economist to enjoy, a book that has almost no impenetrable economists' charts, you'll love this one. Bhagwati writes beautifully, displaying a droll, educated, wit.
David Warsh
. . .Bhagwati is at the top of the class of smooth-writing economists. This collection of his articles is an excellent tour d'horizon of free trade and immigration issues.
Boston Globe
David Dodwell
...Windows stands as testament to his unrelenting, passionate rebuke of those who stray from the path of multilateral trade and economic liberalization....Readers will derive pleasure from this book, not only because of its simplicity and eloquence, but because of the zeal with which Bhagwati vents on those he most dislikes.
Far Eastern Economic Review
David Dodwell
...Windows stands as testament to his unrelenting, passionate rebuke of those who stray from the path of multilateral trade and economic liberalization....Readers will derive pleasure from this book, not only because of its simplicity and eloquence, but because of the zeal with which Bhagwati vents on those he most dislikes.
Far Eastern Economic Review
Fareed Zakaria
Jagdish Bhagwati is that rare economist who thinks broadly and writes clearly. His high intelligence, lively style, and good humor are all in evidence in this collection.
Foreign Affairs
The Rushford Report
If your idea — like mine — is that a great book on international economics is one that you don't have to be an economist to enjoy, a book that has almost no impenetrable economists' charts, you'll love this one. Bhagwati writes beautifully, displaying a droll, educated, wit.
David Warsh
. . .Bhagwati is at the top of the class of smooth-writing economists. This collection of his articles is an excellent tour d'horizon of free trade and immigration issues.
The Boston Globe
Adrian Karatnycky
Anyone who reads this engaging description of the ways the world works will emerge a lot less confused and at least a little more optimistic.
The Wall Street Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262024402
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 531
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor at Columbia University and External Advisor to the Director General, World Trade Organization and Senior Fellow for International Economics with the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
I Trade in the Global Age 1
1 A New Epoch? 3
2 The Global Age: From a Skeptical South to a Fearful North 29
II On the Mat: The Poverty of Protectionism 73
3 The Poverty of Protectionism 75
III The Diminished Giant Syndrome: The Obsessive Search for "Fair Trade" and Reciprocity 93
4 The Diminished Giant Syndrome: How Declinism Drives Trade Policy 95
5 Hormones and Trade Wars 105
6 The Dangers of Selective Safeguards 109
7 Brie for Breakfast 113
8 Rough Trade 119
9 An Unhealthy Obsession with Reciprocity 133
IV Aggressive Unilateralism: Playing at High Noon 139
10 Super 301's Big Bite Flouts the Rules 141
11 It's the Process, Stupid! 145
V Japan on One's Mind: The Clintonites down the Precipice 149
12 What Buchanan Owes Clinton 153
13 Trade Wars 155
14 Facing the Japanese Challenge 157
15 The Japanese - Not So Inscrutable to Adam Smith 165
16 The Fraudulent Case against Japan 169
17 On Boiling Frogs 175
18 Samurais No More 177
19 Japan Must Now Say No 189
20 Is This Showdown Necessary? 193
21 The U.S.-Japan Car Dispute: A Monumental Mistake 199
VI The Folly of "Fair Trade before Free Trade": Environment and Labor Standards 229
22 The Case for Free Trade 231
23 American Rules, Mexican Jobs 245
24 Trade Liberalisation and "Fair Trade" Demands: Addressing the Environmental and Labour Standards Issues 247
VII Free Trade Areas Are Not Free Trade! 269
25 Let GATT Live 271
26 Why Ross Is Wrong 275
27 Beyond NAFTA: Clinton's Trading Choices 279
28 Preferential Trade Agreements: The Wrong Road 289
29 The Watering of Trade 299
30 Threats to the World Trading System: Income Distribution and the Selfish Hegemon 303
VIII Coping with Immigration 313
31 A Champion for Migrating Peoples 315
32 Behind the Green Card 319
33 Control Immigration at the Border 337
34 Sanctuary 343
35 Student Visas Drop Anchor 349
36 The U.S. Brain Gain - At the Expense of Blacks? 353
37 The False Alarm of "Too Many Scientists" 363
38 Free Trade Can Cut Health Costs 369
39 Bashing the Illegals 373
IX Democracy and Its Contents 377
40 Democracy and Development: New Thinking on an Old Question 379
41 Better than Bloomsbury? 409
42 America Grows Roots Outside the Old Testament 417
43 Learning from the Religions of Others 421
44 Crisis Helps Advance Ideological Positions on Population Growth 423
45 Panic, Petulance, and Paranoia about Japan 425
46 "Agents of Influence": An Exchange 429
47 Exclude the Exclusionary Rule 433
48 Recalling Orwell 437
X In the Ring: With Soros, Wriston, Sachs, and Valenti 449
49 Wheel of Fortune 451
50 In the Market We Trust 457
51 Shock Treatments 463
52 Free Trade at the Movies Puts U.S. in New Role 477
XI Economists and Economics 479
53 Remembering Harry G. Johnson 481
54 On Learned Journals in Economics 495
55 The End of All Our Exploring 501
56 A Machine for Going Backwards 507
Illustration Credits 515
Index 517
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