Real World Globalization

real world globalization cover
Edition:
13th
Date of publication:
November 2013
ISBN:
978-1-939402-08-0
Pages:
322
Price:
$35.95


  • CHAPTER 1—CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALIZATION
    • 1.1 Free Markets, International Commerce, and Economic Development Arthur MacEwan
    • 1.2 Inevitable, Irresistible, and Irreversible? Alejandro Reuss
    • 1.3 Rise of the Global Billionaires Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
    • 1.4 Inequality: The Silly Tales Economists Like to Tell Dean Baker
    • 1.5 Financialization and the World Economy Gerald Epstein
  • CHAPTER 2—CORPORATE POWER AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
    • 2.1 Monopoly Capital and Global Competition Arthur MacEwan
    • 2.2 Libor Liability Max Fraad-Wolff
    • 2.3 Synergy in Security Tom Barry
    • 2.4 The Other Colombia: Economics and Politics of Depropriation Patricia M. Rodriguez
    • 2.5 Risky Business: Derivatives and Global Agriculture Sasha Breger Bush
    • 2.5 How Goldman Sachs Caused a Greek Tragedy Jim Hightower
  • CHAPTER 3—INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT
    • 3.1 The Gospel of Free Trade Arthur MacEwan
    • 3.2 Comparative Advantage Ramaa Vadsudevan
    • 3.3 False Promises on Trade Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
    • 3.4 Outsized Offshore Outsourcing John Miller
    • 3.5 Eastern Europe’s Mid-Level Manufacturing Trap Cornel Ban
    • 3.6 U.S.-China Trade in a Time of Economic Weakness Dean Baker
  • CHAPTER 4—INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
    • 4.1 “Pressure from the Bond Market” Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.2 What Causes Exchange-Rate Fluctuations? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.3 Is China’s Currency Manipulation Hurting the U.S.? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.4 W(h)ither the Dollar? Katherine Sciacchitano
    • 4.5 China’s Development Banks Go Global Kevin Gallagher
    • 4.6 Beyond the World Creditors’ Cartel Dariush Sokolov
    • 4.7 Beyond Debt and Growth Robert Pollin
  • CHAPTER 5—INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND TRADE AGREEMENTS
    • 5.1 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank The Dollars & Sense Collective
    • 5.2 The World Trade Organization The Dollars & Sense Collective
    • 5.3 NAFTA and CAFTA The Dollars & Sense Collective
    • 5.4 The European Union (EU) and the Eurozone The Dollars & Sense Collective
    • 5.5 The “Trade Deal” Scam Dean Baker
    • 5.6 Structural Adjustment, Here and There Arthur MacEwan
    • 5.7 Disarming the Debt Trap Ellen Frank
  • CHAPTER 6—LABOR IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
    • 6.1 The Globalization Clock Thomas Palley
    • 6.2 International Labor Standards Arthur MacEwan
    • 6.3 Campus Struggles Against Sweatshops Sarah Blaskey and Phil Gasper
    • 6.4 After Horror, Apologetics John Miller
    • 6.5 Nissan Burns Mississippi Roger Bybee
    • 6.6 Are Low Wages and Job Loss Inevitable? Arthur MacEwan
  • CHAPTER 7—MIGRATION
    • 7.1 The New Political Economy of Immigration Tom Barry
    • 7.2 “They Work Here, They Live Here, They Stay Here!” Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly
    • 7.3 Made in Argentina Marie Trigona
    • 7.4 The Right to Stay Home David Bacon
    • 7.5 The Rise of Migrant Worker Militancy Immanuel Ness
    • 7.6 Q&A on Immigration, Wages, and Labor Conditions Alejandro Reuss
  • CHAPTER 8—DEVELOPMENT AND "UNDERDEVELOPMENT"
    • 8.1 Haiti’s Fault Lines Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly
    • 8.2 “Tied” Foreign Aid Arthur MacEwan
    • 8.3 Famine Myths William G. Moseley
    • 8.4 Microcredit and Women’s Poverty Susan F. Feiner and Drucilla K. Barker
    • 8.5 Measuring Economic Development Alejandro Reuss
    • 8.6 Brazil’s Big Push James M. Cypher
    • 8.7 China and the Global Economy Thomas Palley
    • 8.8 Colonialism, “Underdevelopment,” and the International Division of Labor Alejandro Reuss
  • CHAPTER 9—NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    • 9.1 Genetic Engineering and the Privatization of Seeds Anuradha Mittal and Peter Rosset
    • 9.2 Is the United States a Pollution Haven? Frank Ackerman
    • 9.3 Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces Frank Ackerman
    • 9.4 The Costs of Extreme Weather Heidi Garret-Peltier
    • 9.5 A Nightmare on Maple Street Elissa Dennis
    • 9.6 Is It Oil? Arthur MacEwan
  • CHAPTER 10—GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
    • 10.1 Putting the “Global” in the Global Economic Crisis Smriti Rao
    • 10.2 (Economic) Freedom’s Just Another Word for ... Crisis-Prone John Miller
    • 10.3 The Giant Pool of Money Arthur MacEwan
    • 10.3 In China, Change—and Uncertainty—are in the Air Sara Hsu
    • 10.5 Greece and the Eurozone Crisis Gerald Friedman
    • 10.6 Why the U.S. is Not Greece John Miller and Katherine Sciacchitano
    • 10.7 Resistance to Austerity Grows in Europe Marjolein Van Der Veen
  • CHAPTER 11—RESISTANCE AND ALTERNATIVES
    • 10.1 Greece and the Crisis of Europe: Which Way Out? Marjolein van der Veen
    • 10.2 The Return of Capital Controls Armagan Gezici
    • 10.3 Equal Treatment for Immigrants Alejandro Reuss
    • 10.3 On Strike in China Chris Tilly and Marie Kennedy
    • 10.5 Keep It in the Ground Elissa Dennis
  • Contributors