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Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism

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A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today
Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which the "dead hand"
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 4th 2002 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2002)
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Aug 03, 2007 rated it liked it
First of, by way of full disclosure, I was forced to read this book for an economics class.
And I didn't really like it. Until I finished it, at which time I liked it a little better. This might be the same effect that causes me to remember former presidents more fondly after their funerals, I don't know.

The authors main point is really very simple- free markets are better for society than "collectivist" systems. (Collectivist( http://dictionary.reference.com/brows... )is a term the author uses
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Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down once I started it. It's a very engaging, well written book explaining the importance of globalization in our forward economic progress and the barriers to globalization (the dead hand) that still attempt to block globalization. If you don't understand already, this book helps you realize just how small the world really is and how important it is that we all work together to promote what is in all our best economic interests.
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