In Defense of Globalization

In Defense of Globalization

Book - 2007
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In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalisation, critics have blamed it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations; everything from child labour to environmental degradation and cultural homogenisation. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalisation, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the 'gotcha' examples of the critics are often not as compelling as they seem. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalisation is part of the solution, not part of the problem. This edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings by prominent journalist Thomas Friedman and the Nobel Laureate economist Paul Samuelson, and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalisation are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780195330939
Branch Call Number: 303.482 B575
Characteristics: xiii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Sep 06, 2013

An excellent book that demonstrates how globalization has helped many of the world's poor increase their standard of living. Bhagwati also explains the need for governments to play a role in managing a global economy. He speaks too of the need for free trade in making a more equal world.

Sep 05, 2013

Not mentioned in the author notes is that Bhagwati receives handsome talking fees and consulting fees from the Indian offshoring company, the Tata Corporation.


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