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Creative Destruction How Globalization Is Changing the World's Cultures

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ISBN-10: 0691117837

ISBN-13: 9780691117836

Edition: 2002

Authors: Tyler Cowen

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A Frenchman rents a Hollywood movie. A Thai schoolgirl mimics Madonna. Saddam Hussein chooses Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as the theme song for his fifty-fourth birthday. It is a commonplace that globalization is subverting local culture. But is it helping as much as it hurts? In this strikingly original treatment of a fiercely debated issue, Tyler Cowen makes a bold new case for a more sympathetic understanding of cross-cultural trade.Creative Destructionbrings not stale suppositions but an economist's eye to bear on an age-old question: Are market exchange and aesthetic quality friends or foes? On the whole, argues Cowen in clear and vigorous prose, they are friends. Cultural "destruction"…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Trade between Cultures
Global Culture Ascendant: The Roles of Wealth and Technology
Ethos and the Tragedy of Cultural Loss
Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care
Dumbing Down and the Least Common Denominator
Should National Culture Matter?
References
Index