In Defense of Global Capitalism has ratings and 28 reviews. Natasha said: Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of un. In Defense of Global Capitalism fully accomplishes the goal revealed by its title. Here, Swedish historian and political writer Johan Norberg. With hard facts, statistics and simple graphs, Johan Norberg explains why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. But the book is also personally.
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If every paragraph potentially has the same kind of misleading attitude as the one above, then the book’s arguments just aren’t trustworthy.
Mar 13, Joshua Cox rated it it was amazing. He even quoted a dictator like FDR to prove his immigrant argument, which I found distasteful and it was not an argument. An interesting read that simplifies globalization on many different levels. But, this is not meant to be an full academic review of literature on the topic. Essential reading for the anti-capitalists.
In Defence of Global Capitalism
Thanks for telling us about the problem. He had a few wrong premises: This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics. But this is crazy: It covers the whole gamut of issues on globalizatio I decided to read this despite beginning to watch one of his Youtube videos about the topic. Let them keep their tariffs. The population was so upset at the removal of social safety nets, the rise in the price of goods from the removal of trade tarrifs, and the massive unemployment resulting from multinationals taking Chilean resources, that they rioted, and were brutally suppressed by Pinochet’s regime.
Though, not of his own fault, but the collectivisation of the society because of his beloved “democracy”. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
In Defense of Global Capitalism
Globalizationcapitalismfree trade. In Defense of Global Capitalism is a shining example of what a gifted mind can do working with the truth to advance the cause of capitalism, which in the end is the cause of every decent man and woman”.
Very good written with a lot of research to back up the arguments. The right to choose a culture.
In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg
By choosing to compare from post-liberalisation to post-socialisation but claiming the events happened in the opposite orderNorberg tries to convince the reader that it was the free trade policies that were responsible for those improved statistics.
Jul 28, Alex Chatziliadis rated it did not like it. Ik heb het gelezen toen het pas verschenen was. Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. The poor have not, generally speaking, come to be worse off in recent decades. Johan Norberg’s defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty’s fifteen minutes of fame.
Dec 17, Magda Michielsens rated it really liked it. I loved his simple, pure optimism and the love of human potential, he’s truly blessed and his positivity was infectious. Quotes from In Defense of Glo The Chilean example demonstrates the possibility of development, even in this region. The bleeding heart story of dead illegal immigrants were simply anecdotal evidences, not an argument since Norberg also acknowledged the problem with a welfare state. Jul 28, Paul Bard rated it it was amazing.
Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of unfettered capitalism. Of course this involves bribing politicians and buying the regulations you want. The point where I nearly threw it against the wall was this: Those regimes put in place capitaoism same kind of liberal economic policy as soon as democracy was unseated, because it’s the fastest way for those in power to make an absolute fortune, at the expense of the poorest in society.
Archived from the original PDF on Nov 03, Sylvester Kuo rated it really liked it Shelves: More approachable than any treatise on economics I have ever read.
When dictator Augusto Pinochet’s continuation of the defenze policy of inflation and central control dwfense the economy into free fall, he began listening to market economists instead. In Defense of Global Capitalism in Swedish: Archived from the original on Exciting description for why we need capitalism or free trade, free market and etc.
Unlike other authoritarian regimes in the region, Chile replaced its authoritarian economic policy with liberalisation and free trade about CS1 Swedish-language sources sv Pages to import images to Wikidata. Jan 27, Uundaa rated it it was amazing.
He glosses over some of the messiness and challenges of globalization, and there were some empirical claims that are debatable.
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Alberto Rojas rated it it was amazing May 04, There are definitely legitimate empirical and theoretical challenges that can be made to Norberg’s defense of global capitalism. I don’t have time to fact-check everything; I’m reading non-fiction to be enlightened, not to do peer review.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I didn’t see the appeal of this book. It is a polemic in the capitakism sense – a strong argument for a legitimate but controversial viewpoint that is often poorly understood.
Indeed Norberg argues that more could be done if practices like immigration control and imposition of first world practices on third world were stopped.