In Defense of Global Capitalism

ISBN-10: 1930865473

ISBN-13: 9781930865471

Edition: 2003

Authors: Johan Norberg

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Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics.
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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484

Johan Norberg is an analyst and writer from Sweden. He focuses on globalization, entrepreneurship, and individual liberty. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author and editor of several books exploring the global economy and its challenges, including his most recent book, Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis His landmark book, In Defense of Global Capitalism, was originally published in Swedish in 2001, and has since been published in over twenty different countries. In recent years Norberg has been the presenter and narrator of several public television programs in the United States produced by the Free To Choose Media. He has been active in the writing and production of these programs including "Free or Equal," "Europe's Debt, America's Crisis," "Power to the People," and the upcoming "World of Adam Smith." Norberg's articles and opinion pieces appear regularly in both Swedish and international newspapers, and he is a regular commentator and contributor on television and radio around the world. For his work he has received several awards, including the Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award and the gold medal from the German Hayek Stiftung. His personal website is

Prefacep. 7
Every Day in Every Way ...p. 19
The Half Truthp. 20
Poverty Reductionp. 25
Hungerp. 31
Educationp. 36
Democratizationp. 38
Oppression of Womenp. 43
Chinap. 47
Indiap. 51
Global Inequalityp. 54
Reservationsp. 60
... and It's No Coincidence!p. 63
That's Capitalism for You!p. 64
Growth-a Blessingp. 72
Freedom or Equality? Why Choose?p. 84
Property Rights-for the Sake of the Poorp. 90
The East Asian "miracle"p. 99
The African Morassp. 104
Free Trade is Fair Tradep. 113
Mutual Benefitp. 114
Important Importsp. 120
Free Trade Brings Growthp. 128
No End of Workp. 136
Freedom of Movement-for People as Wellp. 145
The Development of the Developing Countriesp. 151
An Unequal Distribution-of Capitalismp. 152
The White Man's Shamep. 156
The Case of Latin Americap. 163
On the Trade Routep. 169
Let Them Keep Their Tariffsp. 173
The Debt Trapp. 177
The Right Medicinep. 186
Race to the Topp. 191
I'm All for Free Trade, But...p. 192
Child Laborp. 198
But What About Us?p. 203
Big is Beautifulp. 210
Gold and Green Forestsp. 224
Irrational, International Capital?p. 239
The Leaderless Collectivep. 240
Regulate More?p. 249
Tobin Taxp. 253
The Asian Crisisp. 259
Instead of Crisisp. 264
The Dictatorship of the Market?p. 268
Liberalize, Don't Standardizep. 277
The Right of Choose a Culturep. 278
The Onward March of Freedomp. 286
Notesp. 293
Indexp. 307
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