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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Since then, a number of translations into other languages have followed. May 12, Trenton rated it liked it. Capitaliem is when the economy really nosedived, due to massive unemployment and unrest.

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Of course this involves bribing politicians and buying the regulations you want. Trivia About In Defense of Glo It’s a brilliant book, argued with sefense facts, and a fantastic contribution to the literature of cla Norberg brilliantly rectifies the actual history of what happened during the South East Asian financial crises inat the same time explaining the simple and rational logic of good macroeconomic strategy.

Samuel Brittan of Financial Times wrote: It can be no accident that not one but two glamorous young pro-capitalists have emerged in Europe over the past year.

So too have the Third World rich. Lumayan juga pembelaan si penulisnya. By simply saying “oh, that’s not what I mean by capitalism”, Norberg conveniently avoids having to defende these serious downsides. Published July 31st by Cato Institute first published May But what about us?


Jan 27, Uundaa rated it it was amazing. World hunger, infant mortalityand inequality have diminished. Free trade Is fair trade. Tim rated it it was amazing May 29, Therefore, we need more capitalism and globalisation if we want a better world, not less”. Nice comprehensive defense of globalization, especially the vast empirical support. An unequal distributionof capitalism. Just unreadable by anyone who can be bothered to fact-check.

Good fo of recent attacks on capitalism, with supported data on capitalism success in fighting poverty globally, lots of well researched topics. Norberg throws rhetorical Molotov cocktails both at left-wing critics who would condemn developing countries to poverty by insisting on First World workplace and environmental standards as a prerequisite for trade and at Western governments whose free market rhetoric is shamefully undercut by draconian tariffs on textiles and agriculture, the two areas in which the developing world can actually compete.

The USA wanted to open up Chile’s rich natural resources to exploitation by multinational corporations. To many “gaps” not sufficient covered analysis.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

Note the cherry-picked dates. I don’t see, however, how someone could read decense and not understand that there is an depth of thought, analysis, and indeed ethical reasoning, going into agendas to expand free trade and integrate global markets. Exciting description for why we need capitalism or free trade, free market and etc.


Aug 21, stupidus rated it it was ok. The onward march of freedom. Gloobal corporations, beholden to the highest principle greedMUST take actions which get them more money wherever possible. Books by Johan Norberg.

Dec 17, Magda Michielsens rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? You don’t need to distort the facts to make an argument for capitalism. Capitaljsm 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. In Defense of Global Capitalism in Swedish: This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics.

As ofthe book has been translated into a dozen of languages including: Bought a used copy anyway devense the Cato Institute’s stamp of approval surely means something. On the contrary, absolute poverty has diminished, and where it was quantitatively greatest—in Asia—many hundreds of millions of people who barely twenty years ago were struggling to make ends meet have begun to achieve a secure existence and even a modest degree of affluence. OK, so let’s tear this single paragraph apart: Cover of the US version of the book.

Jun 10, Evan rated it did not like it.

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