Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism

Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

Book - 2006
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In 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914.Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. His history is full of character and event, as entertaining as it is enlightening.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393058086
Branch Call Number: 337 Frieden
Characteristics: xvii, 556 p. ; 25 cm

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Nov 06, 2016

I read this quite awhile back and it is a most important book from the historical sense and explanation of what globalization is really all about [disagree with that phrase in the description: // Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. \\ - - the only ones I've heard who say this are paid-to-play submediocre teleprompter readers and pathetic types who dare call themselves journalists].
Today, globalization is about inflating financial assets [yes, all the wars, everything else, WTO, et cetera, can be summed up in that three word phrase: inflating financial assets].

Nov 06, 2016

This is a very informative history that seems quite impartial. I have read quite a lot of economic history books and I suggest this author writes well and clearly and in depth.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about global economic developments.


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