The Race to the Top: The Real Story of Globalization
Tomas Larsson, a Swedish journalist now living the United States, has lived in various nations around the world and has seen first-hand the promise of globalization. He takes the reader on a fast-paced journey from the slums of Rio to the brothels of Bangkok and shows that access to global markets helps not just large companies but also those struggling to get ahead. No tables or figures here, just real stories of people caught in the thick of a shrinking world who are bring goods and services to those who need them, and at the same time raising their own standards of living and those of their communities. While critics of globalization focus on the hardships caused by international competition, Larsson see the opportunities that competition offers to those seeking a better life. Ultimately, he says, everyone benefits from free trade among all nations. This is a highly readable book full of good news by an author who bring the issues of globalization and trade to life.
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