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How the West was lost : fifty years of economic folly--and the stark choices ahead

Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"In How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo offers a bold account of the decline of the economic supremacy of the West. She examines how the West's flawed financial decisions and blinkered political and military choices have resulted in an economic and geopolitical seesaw that is now poised to tip in favor of the emerging world. As Western economies hover on the brink of recession,
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Moyo, Dambisa.
How the West was lost.
(DLC) 2010047599
(OCoLC)682920863
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dambisa Moyo
ISBN: 9781429988483 1429988487
OCLC Number: 861787291
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Contents: The way it was. Once upon a time in the West ; A capital story ; The house of cards ; Labour lost ; Giving away the keys to the kingdom --
Back to the future : from East to West and back again. A topsy-turvy world ; All is not lost.
Responsibility: Dambisa Moyo.
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"In How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo offers a bold account of the decline of the economic supremacy of the West. She examines how the West's flawed financial decisions and blinkered political and military choices have resulted in an economic and geopolitical seesaw that is now poised to tip in favor of the emerging world. As Western economies hover on the brink of recession, emerging economies post double-digit growth rates. And whereas in the past, emerging economies lived and died by America's economic performance, now they look to other emerging countries to buy their goods and fuel their success. Formerly a consultant for the World Bank and an investment banker specializing in emerging markets at Goldman Sachs, Moyo daringly claims that the West can no longer afford to simply regard the up-and-comers as menacing gate-crashers. How the West Was Lost reveals not only the economic myopia of the West but also the radical solutions that it needs to adopt in order to assert itself as a global economic power once again"--

"One of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2009 asks: Can the decline of the West be reversed?"--

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