The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Praise for THE TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT IN THE GLOBALECONOMY

"Engrossing . . . (Rivoli) goes wherever the T-shirt goes, andthere are surprises around every corner . . . full of memorablecharacters and vivid scenes."
Time

"An engaging and illuminating saga. . . . Rivoli follows herT-shirt along its route, but that is like saying that Melvillefollows his whale. . . . Her nuanced and fair-minded approach isall the more powerful for eschewing the pretense of ideologicalabsolutism, and her telescopic look through a single industry hasall the makings of an economics classic."
The New York Times

"Rarely is a business book so well written that one would gladlystay up all night to finish it. Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of aT-Shirt in the Global Economy is just such apage-turner."
CIO magazine

"Succeeds admirably . . . T-shirts may not have changed theworld, but their story is a useful account of how free trade andprotectionism certainly have."
Financial Times

"[A] fascinating exploration of the history, economics, andpolitics of world trade . . . The Travels of a T-Shirt in theGlobal Economy is a thought-provoking yarn that exhibits theugly, the bad, and the good of globalization, and points to theunintended positive consequences of the clash between proponentsand opponents of free trade."
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)

"Part travelogue, part history, and part economics, TheTravels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is ALL storytelling,and in the grand style. A must-read."
—Peter J. Dougherty, Senior Economics Editor, PrincetonUniversity Press author of Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?

"A readable and evenhanded treatment of the complexities of freetrade . . . As Rivoli repeatedly makes clear, there is absolutelynothing free about free trade except the slogan."
San Francisco Chronicle

  

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User Review  - castiron - LibraryThing

Fascinating both for seeing how far a t-shirt travels from grower to the store rack (and afterwards) and for showing how complicated international trade really is. The author writes from an free ... Read full review

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Everyone who wears clothing should read this. Read full review

Contents

An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade PART I KING COTTON HOW AMERICA HAS DOMINATED THE GLO...
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade PART II MADE IN CHINA
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade PART III TROUBLE AT THE BORDER MY TSHIRT RETURNS TO AME...
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade PART IV MY TSHIRT FINALLY ENCOUNTERS A FREE MARKET THE...
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade CONCLUSION
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade BIBLIOGRAPHY
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade NOTES
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An Economist Examines The Markets Power and Politics of World Trade INDEX
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Pietra Rivoli, PhD, is on the faculty of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business.

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