The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Toward the Local

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Sierra Club Books, 1996 - Social Science - 550 pages
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Expressed in such new institutions as GATT, NAFTA, the World Trade Organizations, and Maastricht, as well as by the development schemes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, economic globalization has been bulldozed through legislative bodies throughout the world, with scant public debate or discourse. These tremendous changes are hailed by their backers as leading to a new era or prosperity and peace, but is this true? Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive point-by-point analysis of the workings of the global economy, its premises, and its dire implications told by more than forty of the world's leading social, environmental, and economic thinkers from the America's, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. They charge that free trade and economic globalization create exactly the opposite results from what is promised. Each of the forty-three chapters in The Case Against the Global Economy takes one part of the story and delves into it, to show both the root assumptions of globalism and its multiple failures. In the end, it is clear that we need to reverse course; away from the global toward a revitalization of local political and economic control, self-sufficiency, and ecological health.

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Review: The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn toward the Local

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A fascinating book that I didn't have time to finish (from the library). Definitely worth reading more on this topic. Read full review

Review: The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn toward the Local

User Review  - Jennifer Hughes - Goodreads

A fascinating book that I didn't have time to finish (from the library). Definitely worth reading more on this topic. Read full review

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Contents

Facing the Rising Tide
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The Failures of Bretton Woods
20
THE MULTIPLE IMPACTS OF GLOBALIZATION
31
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About the author (1996)

Mander is an unemployed homeless person living in Las Vegas. He was diagnosed autistic at the age of 3. He is a part of the "Millenium Homeless Project.

Goldsmith has been a leading international campaigner on envirommental issues for more than thirty years.