A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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A Future Perfect is the first comprehensive examination of the most important revolution of our time—globalization—and how it will continue to change our lives. Do businesses benefit from going global? Are we creating winner-take-all societies? Will globalization seal the triumph of junk culture? What will happen to individual careers? Gathering evidence worldwide, from the shantytowns of São Paolo to the boardrooms of General Electric, from the troubled Russia-Estonia border to the booming San Fernando Valley sex industry, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge deliver an illuminating tour of the global economy and a fascinating assessment of its potential impact.


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Contents

Part Three
78
The Five Myths of Globalization
97
Managing in a Global
119
s The Strange Survival of the NationState
141
The Failure of Global Govemment
161
lo The Closing of the Global Mind
183
Silicon Valley and the innerTakeAll Economy
201
The Cosmoeratsz An Anxious Elite 2 21
242
Membership Has Its Responsibilities
289
Working and Investing in
308
The Hidden Promise Liberty Renewed 3 28
328
Acknowledgments 311
341
Bibliography
357
Index
365
97
375
Copyright

The Backlash Against Globalization
267

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About the author (2008)

John Micklethwait oversees coverage of the United States for The Economist, where he was previously New York bureau chief and business editor. He has won a Wincott Award for financial journalism. He has appeared on NPR and the BBC and written for the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times.

Adrian Wooldridge is a Washington correspondent for The Economist and was its West Coast bureau chief, based in Los Angeles. He is the author of Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England, 1860-1990. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and The Times of London, and has appeared on NPR and the BBC.

The authors can be reached online via www.afutureperfect.com; www.johnmicklethwait.com; and www.adrianwooldridge.com.


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