globalization: n. the irrational fear that someone in China will take your job
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Book ISBN: 9780470169636
Author(s): Bruce C. N. Greenwald
Document type: Trade Cloth
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New ways to look at a subject are always interesting and this book certainly dug deeper for more insights.
Fred L. Fleischbein (Amazon.com)
In Globalization n: Greenwald and Kahn argue that we have not nearly so much to fear from globalization as we have been encouraged to believe. This, of course, is no small thing. References to globalization have become such a ubiquitous presence in our lives that these references meaningfully shape the context in which we attempt to respond to the world around us. Globalization is given both constant credit and relentless blame for much of what transpires in our economy in general and our manufacturing base in particular. The authors do not argue that there is not both glorious success and tragic failure associated with the vicissitudes of an ever changing economy; what they do argue is that if we hope to respond wisely to those changes, we had better make sure we understand them correctly - a highly unlikely outcome for those unable or unwilling to come to grips with the "hiding in plain site" arguments so skillfully unveiled in Globalization n:. Though there might not be universal agreement on every aspect of every one of these arguments, there is likely to be general consensus that, going forward, no conversation about globalization will be considered to be a serious conversation unless it grapples, and grapples well, with the ideas of Messrs. Greenwald and Kahn.
Sam R. (Amazon.com)
Excellent approach to the topic
Short and concise. Globalization is not going to be the cause of the end of the world!
J. Ruiz Luque (Amazon.com)
The grad course I wish I had taken
After reading the review of "Globalization" in the Wall Street Journal, I had to see what triggered such a rave. Now I get it: Greenwald & Kahn cut through the typical bias, myth, and bloated rhetoric. The result is a thoughtful, accessible and short(!) tour de force of an important subject. I wish my economics courses had been as clear or as interesting!
Steve Cohen (Amazon.com)
a much needed counter-weight to the conventional wisdom on globalization
Greewald is the king of challenging conventional wisdom with prose that is analytically robust and disarmingly clear. It is hard to think of a topic that calls out for the Greenwald treatment like globalization in the age of Thomas Friedman and his ilk. A must read for anyone who wants to do more than mouth the accepted banalities that pass for thoughtfulness on this complex topic.
Jonathan A. Knee (Amazon.com)
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