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This text is a powerful, level-headed defence of globalization - a phenomenon which is enhancing our concept of individual freedom. It looks at the shanty towns of Sao Paulo and the London that has revolutionized the telecommunications industry, to answer questions about the future in this age of globalization. The book questions aspects of politics and society and unveils a new meritocratic global ruling class, which it dubs "Cosmocrats", as well as addressing the winners in the globalization process it covers the losers - from car workers in the US to the environment in Bangkok.
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"A Future Perfect is the first comprehensive examination of the most important revolution of our time--globalization--and how it will continue to change our lives. Do businesses benefit from going global? Are we creating winner-take-all societies? Will globalization seal the triumph of junk culture? What will happen to individual careers? Gathering evidence worldwide, from the shantytowns of Sao Paolo to the boardrooms of General Electric, from the troubled Russia-Estonia border to the booming San Fernando Valley sex industry, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge deliver an illuminating tour of the global economy and a fascinating assessment of its potential impact.From the Back Cover:
“A tremendous book.” —Newsweek
“It is not just that Micklethwait and Wooldridge . . . write gloriously. . . . The book’s substance is what really makes it stand out. . . . Judged in its entirety, with all its ambition and achievement, the book is a spectacular success.” —Foreign Affairs
“[A] compelling, witty discourse . . . To explain how globalization works, and how it came to pass, Micklethwait and Wooldridge take us on an extended world tour.”—Fast Company
“[The authors’] style is familiar to readers of The Economist: smooth, witty, erudite. . . . Their book merits an A.”—USA Today
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Book Description Random House Business Books, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110712673989