I do not discount the views of the three books on globalization in this coming week’s New York Review of Books. Globalization and Its Enemies, How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make It in Today's Global Economy and End of the Line: the Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation might be summed up (very basically) by the idea that global forces do not affect everyday people, who tend to think local and more inward. Yet I do not believe an insular, closed society—which is not what these books advocate—is a way forward. However, a healthy level in questioning globalization’s tenets, as I do here, can only beneﬁt those greater issues facing us: creating dialogue, turning rivals into neighbours, creating world peace and human happiness. Till you get the books, the review is a well thought out piece. Posted by Jack Yan, 08:08
Thanks for highlighting these Jack -- I'll definitely add them to my pile!
You’re welcome, Peter—glad they are useful. I like the sound of the reviews, to be sure.
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