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In Defence Of Global Capitalism

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  194 ratings  ·  18 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, 237 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Centre for Independent Studies (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
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
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.
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!!!
Paul Bard
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
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
M.E Aziz
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)
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.
O kadar klişe bir dil kullanmış ki gerçek mi troll mü anlayamadım.
Ali Korkor
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
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
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.
Lars Sjöblom
Good pro-globalization book. Very good written with a lot of research to back up the arguments. Read the swedish version.
ranjit mathoda
the factual data in this book was interesting. would have liked it more if it had been more data and less conclusory opinions.
Emily Daniel
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...
I didn't see the appeal of this book.
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