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Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth, nor are their leaders able - or willing - to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens.
Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to "autarky" will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.
©2017 Stephen D. King (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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By Amazon Customer on 11-24-17

Hard to Stay Focused

This book would be better read than listened to. I love economics and geopolitics, but it was difficult to retain information in this format. I wish I had bought a hard copy and read it myself.

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By ADELINA PELTEA on 07-09-17

Eye opening and action inducing

Quick and eye opening review of current state of afairs, overall History, and what might await us if we turn back to it.

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By Paul Murphy on 08-26-17

Do you hear something squeaking?.

A great perspective on how the wheels are coming off the present economic model's wagan.

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