The global financial crisis has already inspired over a thousand books, not to mention myriad articles, blogs, and other commentary. Some are simply expressions of anger. Others document the hole we find ourselves in or perform forensics on how we nearly buried ourselves alive. Fewer focus on what is to be done, and many of these either carry on with pre-crisis discussions of particular trends, are tactical, or are preoccupied by the short run. Discussions of the broader issues around the rediscovery of market failures and the implications for the cross-border integration markets are rare and, for the most part, can be related to the three worldviews World 0.0, World 1.0, and World 2.0.
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Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries’ stealing growth form their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and sometimes actual violence! Left unchecked, the next currency war would
This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else. So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in
In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the current crisis in the context of decades of study of
In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is
In a brilliant conclusion drawing together the threat of nuclear blackmail, global warming and the growing commodification of life represented by video games, voice mail, and VCRs, Visions of the Future issues a call to face the challenges of the twenty-first century with a new resolve strengthened by the inspiration of
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The challenges we face are real. Finance is in tumult, and while worries about a banking crisis may have ebbed, fears of a crisis in public finances are running high.
Today’s challenges call for a new way of looking at the world, exploring World 3.0, which has clear implications for governments, businesses, and individuals.
Fast-forward several thousand years. You will find that humanity did eventually emerge from the cycle of violence and economic stagnation of the wild world.
In World 1.0, impersonal exchange and other forms of interdependence with strangers became more common.
The global financial crisis prompted us to take a closer look at this representation of our policy choices as tug-of-war between World 1.0 and World 2.0
World 3.0’s first attraction is that it is more realistic. It not only recognizes actual levels of cross-border integration.
World 3.0 is also more realistic about human nature. Transforming the world would be easy if we could motivate humans to curb their desires significantly.