Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

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Harper Collins, May 29, 2012 - Business & Economics - 272 pages

Newspaper headlines and media commentators scream warnings of the impending doom nearly every day—shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and the political Armageddon as global demand for energy in the form of fossil fuels far outstrips any possible supply. The picture painted is bleak, and the possible impact of commodities markets on how we live is far-reaching, but our grasp of the details and the mega shifts in the commodity space remains blurred. There’s so much noise surrounding resource scarcity and China’s emerging dominance in commodities that we risk complacency.

Overturning our assumptions, bestselling author Dambisa Moyo charts the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several decades, and the implications of China’s rush for resources across all regions of the world, from Africa to Latin America, from North America to Europe to Australia.

 

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WINNER TAKE ALL: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

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Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources.Though she is concerned ... Read full review

Contents

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Land and Water
Oil Gas and Minerals
Hocking the Family Jewels
A Commodity Price Précis
Cornering the Market
Meddling in the Markets
The Geopolitics of It
A Harbinger of Things to Come
Clear and Present Danger
List of Tables and Figures
About the Author
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DAMBISA MOYO is an international economist who comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa and How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead. In 2009 Dr. Moyo was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her writing regularly appears in publications such as the Financial Times, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. She completed a PhD in economics at Oxford University and holds a master’s degree from Harvard University. She lives in London, England. Visit her online at www.dambisamoyo.com.

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