In Defense of Global Capitalism has ratings and 28 reviews. Natasha said: Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of un. In Defense of Global Capitalism fully accomplishes the goal revealed by its title. Here, Swedish historian and political writer Johan Norberg. With hard facts, statistics and simple graphs, Johan Norberg explains why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. But the book is also personally.

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Many interesting and great tables, figures and facts with inspiring ideas for scholars and students. Norberg brilliantly rectifies the actual history of what happened during the South East Asian financial crises inat the same time explaining the simple and rational logic of good macroeconomic strategy. Norberg held a belief of a blank slate human nature that everyone is basically good, but he needs to know that some people probably will never learn to grasp reason and logic despite they are living in the product of freedom and we must safeguard agaist those animals.

The USA wanted to open up Chile’s rich natural resources to exploitation by multinational corporations. Does a great job of using statistics and common sense to refute many economic ideas that are tossed around as “true” in the media and on Facebook. Of the many myths he undermines, the one that stands out is the notion that globalization increases inequality. There are definitely legitimate empirical and theoretical challenges that can be made to Norberg’s defense of global capitalism.

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In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg

May 03, M. Archived from the original PDF on Globalizationcapitalismfree trade. Atlas Economic Research Foundation. After reading the book i understood what falsification of history and politics mean.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

The Chilean example demonstrates the possibility of development, even in this region. According to Norberg, “the diffusion of capitalism in the last decades has lowered poverty rates and created opportunities for individuals all over the world.

CS1 Swedish-language sources sv Pages to import images to Wikidata. User Review – Flag as inappropriate More approachable than any treatise on economics I have ever read. His estimations from joan tanks about the need for immigrants was based on the presumption of a welfare state, which could be abolished without edfense need for immigrants. Want to Read saving…. Nov 26, Emily Daniel capittalism it really liked it.

An interesting read that simplifies globalization on many different levels. He used data to dispell all the myths surrounding capitalism, such as improved education attainment, literacy, nutrition, security, health and decreased poverty, corruption, famine.

I don’t see, however, how someone could read this and not understand that there is an depth of thought, analysis, and indeed ethical reasoning, going into agendas to expand free trade and integrate global markets. Large corporations, beholden to the highest principle greedMUST take actions which get them more money wherever possible.

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They trained the advisers who told Pinochet to open up the country. Unlike his talk, the book is to the point very readable as each chapter is organized into short sections of only a few pages making it useful as a reference book.


Chileans today have almost a southern European standard of living, in stark contrast to their neighbours. The point where I nearly threw it against the wall was this: Jjohan any case if you are pro or contra capitalism, according to what i have read so far in other books concerning the same subject, not worth spending time reading it. He had a few wrong premises: He glosses over some of the messiness and challenges of globalization, and there were some empirical claims that are debatable.

Free trade Is fair trade. The development of the developing countries. Johan Norberg’s defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty’s fifteen minutes of fame. He offer many international examples as well as history lessons, particularly about Scandinavian countries and Sweden, and how poor they were until they started to move from feudalism to capitalism.

He combines mastery of facts and a deep understanding of theories, with the gift of lucid and emotionally moving argumentation. Therefore, we need more capitalism and globalisation defensr we want a better world, not less”. THIS is when the economy really nosedived, due to massive unemployment and unrest. Jan 16, Seyma rated it did not like it.