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The Case Against the Global Economy and for a Turn Toward the Local

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A great political debate has emerged over the many unexpected and profound consequences of the rush toward the global economy. The world’s political and corporate leaders are restructuring the planet’s economy and political arrangements in ways that are affecting humans and the environment more than anything since the Industrial Revolution. Global institutions such as GATT ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published 1997 by Sierra Club (first published 1996)
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Jeff
Jun 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: global-economics
Widescale replacing of the dollar with a barter economy...

Great.

I'll stick with Ayn Rand.
Andy
Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
It would have been better to read this book a dozen or more years ago. A lot of what the various authors wrote about, while interesting and important at the time, is not as relevant now in the age of terror lists, an increasingly accepted police state in the US, and the rule of the 1%. There are some bright spots out there but Clinton moved the Democratic Party to be Republican-light and things have been going downhill since then for the left. But that's just the US, right. Hardly. The almighty ...more
TC
Written in '94 I believe, does feel a bit dated, but still entirely relevant.
The really exciting part was the last section of four, which deals with actual initiatives one can take on the local level, rather than the same old bad-old-Bretton-Woods-institutions lecture, which the book has quite the redundantly excessive share of. Would even go almost as far as to suggest ripping that last section out and tossing the rest (into the compost pile, of course).
Joshua Frank
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A prescient read. From the environment to labor, this is a must for anyone who wants to understand the dark follies of the global market. Hard to believe Sierra Club books published this one, given their close affair with Mr. Neoliberal himself, Bill Clinton.
Tina
Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
makes you think...i took an ethics class that taught a certain teaching and the exact same concept was taught in the opposite way for my international business class...go figure
Pam
Nov 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
This book lives in my bathroom too. I've had it for years but it's too much for me to just read through, I do find it really useful and informative (and depressing) though...
Grant
Jun 28, 2008 marked it as to-read
It's time to refocus on the local economy, while stringently protecting the human rights of those abroad.
Jennifer Hughes
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: unfinished
A fascinating book that I didn't have time to finish (from the library). Definitely worth reading more on this topic.
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