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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He used data to dispell all the myths surroundin I really really really want to like this book but it’s just so hard.

It can be no accident that not one but two glamorous young pro-capitalists have emerged in Europe over the past year. Even in labour movement discussion circles I think it would repay close study”. He used data to dispell all the myths surrounding capitalism, such as improved education attainment, literacy, nutrition, security, health and decreased poverty, corruption, famine.

Of the many myths he undermines, the one that stands out is the notion that globalization increases inequality. Jul 28, Paul Bard rated it it was amazing. This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics The right to choose a culture.

Published July 31st by Cato Institute first published May Quotes from In Defense of Glo The point where I nearly threw it against the wall was this: Books by Johan Norberg.

There is no such thing as free movement, border is the basic unit of private property and only a fully privatized society can allow for individuals to enter into other people’s properties with consent.

Return to Book Page. You must dismantle the welfare state and allow for private property rights before any “free” movements can happen. The ‘growth’ that Norberg describes was entirely in the hands norberh the elite of the country, and inequality spiralled out of control. Therefore, we need more capitalism and globalisation if we want a better world, not less”.


Johan Norberg’s defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty’s fifteen minutes of fame. Gold and green forests. The population was blobal upset at the removal of social safety nets, the rise in the price of goods from the removal of trade globwl, and the massive unemployment resulting from multinationals taking Chilean resources, that they rioted, and were brutally suppressed by Pinochet’s regime.

World hunger, infant mortalityand inequality have diminished. Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. He glosses over some of the messiness and challenges of globalization, and there were some empirical claims that are debatable. Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

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They trained the advisers who told Pinochet to gloobal up the country. See my review of No Logo: The development of the developing countries. The East Asian miracle. Race to the top. Views Read Edit View history.

In Defence of Global Capitalism

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 defenee in the product of freedom and we must safeguard agaist those animals. He combines mastery of facts and a deep understanding of theories, with the gift of lucid and emotionally moving argumentation. Property rightsfor the sake of the poor. Let them keep their tariffs.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

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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. But, this is not meant to be an full academic review of literature on the topic.

It’s a brilliant book, argued with lucid facts, and a fantastic contribution to the literature of cla 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.


According to Norberg, “the diffusion of capitalism in the last decades has lowered poverty rates and created opportunities for individuals all over the world. Busts a lot of myths.

Those regimes put in place the same kind of liberal economic policy as soon as democracy was unseated, because it’s the fastest way for those in power to make an absolute fortune, at the expense of the poorest in society.

It covers the whole gamut of issues on globalization, not just the economic aspects. User Review – Flag as inappropriate More approachable than any treatise on economics I have ever read. 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.

In fact I did not finish the book, as it did bring a few new things for me. Tim rated it it was amazing May 29, Nice comprehensive defense of globalization, especially the vast empirical support.

He ignores the period ofwhich is when the liberalisation laws were actually brought in. The onward march of freedom.

Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. He defenee many international examples as well as history lessons, particularly about Scandinavian countries and Sweden, and how poor they were noorberg they started to move from feudalism to capitalism.

Chileans today have almost a southern European standard of living, in stark contrast to their neighbours. But this is crazy: Living standards and life expectancy has risen fast in most places. Samuel Brittan of Financial Times wrote: