Grave New World

  • by Stephen D. King
  • Narrated by Shaun Grindell
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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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- Paul Murphy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-05-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books