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Outrageous fortunes : the twelve surprising trends that will reshape the global economy

Author: Daniel Altman
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines twelve trends the author believes will have a major influence in the years following the global economic downturn of the early twenty-first century.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Altman
ISBN: 9780805091021 0805091025
OCLC Number: 624031200
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: China will get richer, and then it will get poorer again --
The European Union will disintegrate as an economic entity --
The new colonialism will leave colonizers and colonized worse off in the long term --
Changing immigration policies in rich countries will worsen the brain drain from poor countries, even as they get richer --
The backlash against capitalism won't last, but it won't be replaced by political stability, either --
Americans will become the world's sales force --
As the global economy integrates, the middleman will win --
The collapse of the World Trade Organization will unlock new gains from trade --
A new set of lifestyle hubs will replace today's business hubs --
An enormous financial black market will arise outside of traditional centers --
Global warming will make rich countries cleaner and richer and poor countries dirtier and poorer --
The structure of political institutions will stop the world from solving its biggest problems.
Responsibility: Daniel Altman.
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As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month, or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the  Read more...

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