In Defense of Global Capitalism has ratings and 28 reviews. Natasha said: Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of un. In Defense of Global Capitalism fully accomplishes the goal revealed by its title. Here, Swedish historian and political writer Johan Norberg. With hard facts, statistics and simple graphs, Johan Norberg explains why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. But the book is also personally.

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He had a few wrong premises: An interesting read that simplifies globalization on many different levels. The Chilean example demonstrates the possibility of development, even in this region. Ben Steinformer speechwriter for U.

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He stressed particularly the importance of free trade and mutual dependence of people which not only would bring peace, but also prosperity. May 12, Trenton rated it liked it. I don’t have time to fact-check everything; I’m reading non-fiction to be enlightened, not to do peer review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johan Norberg’s defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty’s fifteen minutes of fame.


In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg

Quotes from In Defense of Glo Aug 26, Jon Webber rated it liked it. I decided to read this despite beginning to watch one of his Youtube videos about the topic.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it is a role Johan Norberg, author of In Defence of Global Capitalism and at 30, every bit as good-looking as left-wing pin-up Ms Klein, has easily morphed into. So I’ll divide this provocative book into the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Since then, a number of translations into other languages have followed.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

According to Norberg, “the diffusion of capitalism in the last decades has lowered poverty rates and created opportunities for individuals all over the world. Most important of all, the bloodstained dictatorship has been peacefully superseded by a stable democratic regime — just as the liberal advisers advocated and prophesied.

OK, so let’s tear this single paragraph apart: This capitaoism will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics Every day in every way. It is more a wish or a recommandation of what the author believes global economics should be in a world ruled by capitalism. Views Read Edit View history.

Just a moment while nofberg sign you in to your Goodreads account. As ofthe book has been translated into a dozen of languages including: May 03, M. In the book, Norberg examines the arguments put forward by the anti-globalization movement.


In Defence of Global Capitalism

The book is an excellent defense of spreading capitalism or free markets around the world. Unlike his talk, the book is to the point very readable as each chapter is organized into short sections of only a few pages making it useful as a reference book.

The East Asian miracle. Sep 16, Kober rated it really liked it. He used data to dispell all the myths surrounding capitalism, such as improved education attainment, literacy, nutrition, security, health and decreased poverty, corruption, famine. Peterson of Washington Times wrote: Norberg brilliantly rectifies the actual history of what happened during the South East Asian financial crises inat the same time explaining norbsrg simple and rational logic of good macroeconomic strategy.

Norberg says that he doesn’t consider capitalists who bribe politicians to be true capitalists. Free trade Is fair trade. Archived from the original PDF on