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The War for Wealth: The True Story of Globalization, or Why the Flat World is Broken [NOOK Book]

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The War for Wealth is a lucid and compelling reality check that alerts America to the need for creative leadership on issues that could prove as dangerous to global stability as terrorism in the not-too-distant future, including the unintended consequences of globalization.”—Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former ...

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Overview

Praise for The War for Wealth



The War for Wealth is a lucid and compelling reality check that alerts America to the need for creative leadership on issues that could prove as dangerous to global stability as terrorism in the not-too-distant future, including the unintended consequences of globalization.”—Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former United States Secretary of State



“Globalization may be a watchword of our era, but it is also a cliché that cries out for redefinition and fresh analysis. Steingart provides precisely that in this timely, provocative, and challenging contribution to the debate over the world of today—and tomorrow.”—Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution; author of The Great Experiment



“Steingart has a subtle and rare comprehension of how the old categories for approaching the global economy are entirely inadequate for the challenge ahead.”—Jonathan Alter, Newsweek



“This is the essential book rethinking globalization. Steingart challenges the naive, flat-earth mentality of the U.S. economic establishment, and calls upon the United States to revise its ideology and diplomacy.”—Robert Kuttner, coeditor, The American Prospect; cofounder, the Economic Policy Institute; author, The Squandering of America



“Steingart has done us a great service. He is not satisfied with the doomsday scenarios which are so popular these days among the opponents of globalization. He describes, he analyzes, and he suggests solutions.”—John Kornblum, former United States Ambassador to Germany

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Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat synthesized academic work on globalization into a book for everyone. Now Steingart (Washington, DC, correspondent, Der Spiegel) examines the dark side of globalization for a similarly broad audience. Forcefully, he hammers home his thesis that globalization comes with many negatives and dangers. He warns that nations like India and China are aggressively setting the stage for a redistribution of wealth from the West to Asia. He explains that they and other Asian nations have gradually come to dominate first manufacturing and then services and will soon dominate research and development. He says that U.S. and European jobs lost to Asia are not being replaced with comparable ones: workers in general are losing their economic power as Asian businesses exploit their own glut of low-cost, easily controlled labor. Steingart cautions that in addition to economic strength, these Asian nations are building up their military might not unlike the European powers did before World War I. Ultimately, he provides a glimmer of hope with suggestions for how the West can regain its economic vitality. His cautionary work is deeply thoughtful, accessible to all, and highly recommended for all libraries. [This edition has additional material not in the original German one.-Ed.]
—Lawrence R. Maxted

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071641593
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Gabor Steingart is an internationally bestselling author and the senior correspondent for Der Spiegel in Washington D.C., where he lives with his family. He has been awarded The Economic Writer of the Year award in Germany, and in 2007 he won the Helmut Schmidt Award for Advanced Journalism. His op-ed pieces are published in the Wall Street Journal and European Affairs. Steingart's weekly column “West Wing - The Battle for the White House” appears on Speigel Online (www.spiegel.de/westwing) and on RealClearPolitics.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Rethinking Globalization:A Question of Survival

CHAPTER 2 Europe Over All: The DressRehearsal for Globalization

CHAPTER 3 The American Century:A Final Appraisal

CHAPTER 4 New Rivals: The Asian Challenge

CHAPTER 5 The Flat World is Broken

CHAPTER 6 Aggressive Asia: A Threatto World Peace?

CHAPTER 7 The United States of the West:It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

INTERVIEW WITH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERPAUL A. SAMUELSON: “THE MARKETHAS NO BRAIN”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2008

    It's amazing to know someone who really knows the fact regarding the changing world

    Gabor definitely understood the meaning of the current and future world as usual. We Westerners have been ignorant on what is really going on and do not know what is the real meaning of the changing powers and the growth of the real superpowers who were there for centuries. The West needs to understand that we are already caught in a trap and we have to get used and understand what is really happening before it's too late. China and India will someday become a real superpower power but they will not dominate (hoiping). Gabor straighten out what is really going on I hope that it is not too late for us to recover against this changing world.

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