Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
"Winner Take All" is an even-handed assessment on China's race for resources and the implications this has for the rest of the world. The book's spotlight is on China's central role in the commodities dynamics. Best-selling author, international economist and a native of Zambia, Dr. Moyo has written a professional yet accessible book that tackles the following broad themes: economic implications of China's ...more
China almost seemed to be a secondary focus after the basic explanations of commodity markets, although such explanations to a layman such as myself were invaluable to understanding the overall thesis of the book.
Where I f ...more
Big bad China? In Winner Take All, Dambisa Moyo, who burst onto the literary-political scene with Dead Aid, suggests that China’s growing influence isn’t all bad. While recent books like Mark Steyn’s After America and Niall Ferguson’s Civilization exhibit concern about the West's declining economic and political clout, Moyo’s new book describes more nuanced global changes. China’s increasing consumption of and control over the world’s finite resources do drive up commodity costs ...more
I'm glad I did. It helped to put snippets of news stories about China and expansionist plans in developing countries into real context. China has a plan - it's a long-range, comprehensive, global reaching quest for raw materials that will fuel the engine of their economy for decades to come. Theirs is not a mission to improve the global standard of living, but if a country needs a new port to ...more
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I really thought her discussion of monopsony was really interesting, not only for the word itself, but for the concept. Could it really be possible that China is a singular buyer for key resources? Wouldn't market forces impede that? Unless China was able ...more
We have all heard strange stories about China’s presence in Africa. From
The major question here I think is: What is China exactly doing in Africa? What does it mean for us Africans? And for the world? Luckily, my favourite economist decides to write a book and answers these very important questions.
The Truth of the matter is that the reasons for China’s presence in Africa are far from obvious. There are a lot of contradictory re ...more
Dambisa Moyo, Harper Collins, 2002
This book is about supply and demand. Commodities, specifically arable land, water, energy and minerals are in demand as the global population grows and gets wealthier. More people living in cities and with middle class expectations means increased demand for goods and services – everywhere. One of these commodities, the global supply of arable land, is not entirely available ...more
It took me a long time to finish reading this 225 page book because it is so depressing. For me some of the fin ...more
They are now doing what the U.S., U.K. and other European countries have done in the past. They have the finances and have set long term goals for the benefit of their country and seem to be helping other countries without setting the kinds of restrictions the U.S. ...more
It does a good job of describing in great detail how China is moving to protect it's future in terms of fuel, food, commodities, and resources. If a detailed breakdown including statistical charts is what you need, then this book will provide it, however, I did not find it to be a leisurely read for someone who has a passing interest i ...more
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa", "How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly And the Stark Choices Ahead" and "Winner Take All: China s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World".