Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 2, 2008 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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What if you could look behind the headlines of the global economy to see how it really worked? Instead of listening to pundits, politicians, and protestors, you could see firsthand how everyone from migrant workers to central bank governors lived their lives. Then you could decide for yourself where the big trends were heading. Now you can. Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy isn't another polemic for or against globalization. Daniel Altman takes you on a whirlwind journey through more than a dozen cities, gathering points of view from moguls, ministers, and the men and women on the street. At each stop, you'll hear how the world's workers played their parts in the events of a single day. Starting with their stories, related in their own words, you'll take on pressing questions in new ways: Can poor countries become rich too quickly? Can corruption ever be a good thing? Do companies need crises in order to stay competitive? What determines the global economic pecking order? Most important, you'll learn how the billions of decisions made by individuals can and do change the future. Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy is part travel guide, part owner's manual--an absorbing, accessible, and essential road map for every citizen of the global economy in the twenty-first century.
  

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Review: Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

User Review  - Andrew Woody Siemens - Goodreads

I almost feel like I should rate it higher, but just cant bring myself to it. it can be a fun read, but I think we can all see how connected our economies are without reading this book. Perhaps it could be a beneficial book for someone with limited understanding of the economy. Read full review

Review: Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

User Review  - Batur - Goodreads

the one of the global economy, Altman shows how the system became localise well... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
JAPAN CHARGES MITSUBISHI
INTEL SIGNS AGREEMENT
CREDIT MARKETS
EURO GROUP MUST BE MORE
STOCK MARKETS
ZUMA FALL SEEN AS GOOD
SYRIA AIMS TO HAVE A STOCK
U S TREASURY SECRETARY
ALBERTA AIMS TO ATTRACT
FORMER SIU AVIATION
EAST TIMOR NOT READY
THAI AIRWAYS WILL OMIT
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Daniel Altman received his PhD in economics from Harvard and went on to advise the British government on immigration, crime, and drug regulation. He has written for The Economist and The New York Times, where he was among the youngest-ever members of the editorial board, and is now a columnist for the International Herald Tribune. He splits his time between New York, Hong Kong, and Buenos Aires.

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