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Das Kapitalistische Manifest

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  257 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics.
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Eichborn (first published 2001)
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José Antonio Lopez
Johan Norberg's defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty's fifteen minutes of fame. I have not read Piketty yet but all the debate around his work seems to defy evidence of how millions of people are moving out of poverty year after year thanks to practices close to Capitalism than the Marxism that he defends. Johan Norberg showed, over 10 years before Piketty, case after case how solutions based on the respect of private property and classical liberal ...more
Jun 14, 2013 A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are definitely legitimate empirical and theoretical challenges that can be made to Norberg's defense of global capitalism. But, this is not meant to be an full academic review of literature on the topic. It is a polemic in the best sense - a strong argument for a legitimate but controversial viewpoint that is often poorly understood. I think he does a great job of presenting pretty strong empirical, theoretical and ethical arguments for global capitalism in an accessible and convincing man ...more
Natasha Hurley-Walker
Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of unfettered capitalism. The point where I nearly threw it against the wall was this:

The Chilean example demonstrates the possibility of development, even in this region. When dictator Augusto Pinochet's continuation of the old policy of inflation and central control sent the economy into free fall, he began listening to market economists instead. Unlike other authoritarian regimes in the region, Chile replaced its authoritar
Jun 12, 2013 Kimmo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tärkeä kirja. On helppoa olla muutosvastarintainen ja vastustaa markkinatalouden globaalistumista mutta paljon vaikeampaa nähdä sen hyvät puolet; elintason nousun köyhimmissäkin maissa (pl. diktatuurit joiden kauppa ei koskaan ole vapaata), oikeusvaltion ja demokratian lisääntymisen taloudellisen vapauden myötä, lisääntyneen vaurauden mahdollistaman yhteiskuntien sosiaalisen, teknologisen ja koulutuksen kehityksen.

Kirjoittajalla on hyvin positiivinen, melkein julistava suhtautuminen kapitalismi
Paul Bard
Jul 28, 2014 Paul Bard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Norberg brilliantly rectifies the actual history of what happened during the South East Asian financial crises in 1997, at the same time explaining the simple and rational logic of good macroeconomic strategy.

He asserts the legal, ethical, economic and moral status of free trade, and (in the first half of the book) one by one demolishes left wing myths about the negative effects of globalisation.

It's a brilliant book, argued with lucid facts, and a fantastic contribution to the literature of cla
May 03, 2013 M.E rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
العولمة ممتازة...ولم لا؟...فلقد كانت سببا في حداثة اوروبا وانعدام نسب الففر فيها...هذا ما يدور حوله هذا الكتاب تقريبا مع ذكر احصاءات عديدة وامثلة لدول اخذت بالعولمة والنظام الراسمالي فتقدمت ومن تركت تقهقرت..كتاب لطيف خصوصا بعد ازمات الاقتصاد العالمي فهو سبب قوي ليثير ضحكك ومشاكل العولمة والخصوصيات الثقافية و اتساع الهوة بين الاغنياء والفقراء في اوروبا نفسها...بالطبع يحاول اقحام فكرة ان من ليس مع العولمة فهو يساري او شمولي بالضرورة ...كتاب عنوانه باختصار(العولمة حلوة مفيش كلام)
Nice comprehensive defense of globalization, especially the vast empirical support. However, I did think the book was boring at times, and I felt Norberg could have used some additional explinations to elucidate some of his conclusive opinions.
Jan 27, 2011 Uundaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting description for why we need capitalism or free trade, free market and etc. Many interesting and great tables, figures and facts with inspiring ideas for scholars and students. Very useful!!!
Jan 16, 2014 Seyma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
O kadar klişe bir dil kullanmış ki gerçek mi troll mü anlayamadım.
Nigel Kotani
Mar 04, 2016 Nigel Kotani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Busts a lot of myths. Essential reading for the anti-capitalists
Jun 10, 2007 Evan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A trite regurgitation of position papers from Cato, The Fraser Institute (an embarrassment to my home town and province) and the like with a cutesy "teenage anarchist learns to love capitalism" narrative thrown in as an introduction. I would not have purchased it were it not for the glowing review by Samuel Brittan, a columnist for the Financial Times, for whom I have much respect, now slightly diminished.
Ali Korkor
Sep 26, 2011 Ali Korkor rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bunch of Bullocks!
To attribute technological advancement and the spread of education to capitalism! come on!
And even to think that numbers, figures & tables would be a good measure to human well being!, that's such a sick & stupid tycoon ideology
Jan 08, 2016 Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics, politics
Excellent read. Does a great job of using statistics and common sense to refute many economic ideas that are tossed around as "true" in the media and on Facebook. No need to be an economist to understand it.
Magda Michielsens
Dec 17, 2012 Magda Michielsens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik heb het gelezen toen het pas verschenen was. Ik heb het toen ook aan een aantal mensen cadeau gedaan, wat niet in dank werd aanvaard. Interessant. Aanrader, nog steeds. Basisliteratuur voor iedereen.
Feb 05, 2015 Kober rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In fact I did not finish the book, as it did bring a few new things for me. But for somebody, who thinks that "globalization" is a swear-word, this might be an eye opener.
Feriska Drajat
Jan 19, 2010 Feriska Drajat rated it liked it
Shelves: ekonomi
Membela kapitalisme global... Lumayan juga pembelaan si penulisnya. Cuman data-datanya keknya agak terlalu usang untuk sekarang.
Lars Sjöblom
Good pro-globalization book. Very good written with a lot of research to back up the arguments. Read the swedish version.
Joshua Cox
Jul 18, 2015 Joshua Cox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is an excellent defense of spreading capitalism or free markets around the world.
Emily Daniel
Nov 26, 2012 Emily Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read that simplifies globalization on many different levels.
Aug 12, 2007 Elise is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, Ryan, I'm cracking this open...
Apr 02, 2011 James rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't see the appeal of this book.
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“Those of us who are privileged to live in affluent countries have grown appreciably richer in the past few decades. So too have the Third World rich. But the second half is, quite simply, wrong. The poor have not, generally speaking, come to be worse off in recent decades. 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.” 0 likes
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