Head to Head: The Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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The classic text on the post-Cold War economic battle.

Starting with the fall of communism, influential economist and former dean of MIT's Sloan School of Management Lester Thurow deftly explores how head-to-head competition -- not military might -- among Japan, the United States, and the newly united European countries would produce the next world leader.

As Thurow explains, in the 1990s the race for economic supremacy was only just beginning. In a world no longer governed by two military superpowers, the stage was set for a dramatic shoot-out among the world's most powerful national economies. Using analytical data, key insights, and common sense, Thurow presents a solid economic game plan for the United States to follow in order to win this battle and attain dominance in the global economy.


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Thurow discusses the futures of the three major players in the battle for economic supremacy in the 21st century. Savings, investment, and education will determine who builds the next world-class ... Read full review

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In my humble opinion It is a good book. We must not forget that "Yesterday's mistakes should help us avoid tomorrow's". He illustrate the pros and cons of the three models very well.
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Lester C. Thurow is the Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1968. From 1987 through 1993 he was dean of MIT's Sloan School of Management. His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers The Zero-Sum Society and The Future of Capitalism.

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