Visions of America: A History of the United States, Volume Two, Books a la Carte Plus NEW MyHistoryLab / Edition 2

Visions of America: A History of the United States, Volume Two, Books a la Carte Plus NEW MyHistoryLab / Edition 2

by Jennifer D. Keene, Saul T. Cornell, Edward T. O'Donnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205924581

ISBN-13: 9780205924585

Pub. Date: 03/29/2012

Publisher: Pearson

A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and that’s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks

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A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and that’s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist’s global business editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas, and foster innovation. Covering phenomena such as how young Chinese studying in the West are infecting China with democratic ideals, to why the so-called “brain drain”—the flow of educated migrants from poor countries to rich ones—actually reduces global poverty, this is a fascinating look at how migration makes the world wealthier and happier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205924585
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
399,370
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Diaspora Economics: Why Tribalism Fosters Prosperity Diaspora Politics: How Sea Turtles Will Turn China Democratic Networks of Innovation: How Indian Exiles Will Save Medicare Networks of Trust: How the Brain Drain Reduces Global Poverty Networks of Hatred: Breeding Jihad and Genocide The Hub Nation: Why America Will Remain Number One

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