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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There are definitely legitimate empirical and theoretical challenges that can be made to Norberg’s defense of global capitalism.

The poor countries that have liberalized their economies have shown impressive oof, while those that have not are stuck in deep misery. Full of cherry-picked statistics which totally gloss over the reality of unfettered capitalism. I really really really want to like this book but it’s just so hard. When dictator Augusto Pinochet’s continuation of the old policy of inflation and central control sent the economy into free fall, he began listening to market economists instead.

The development of the developing countries.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. User Review – Flag as inappropriate More approachable than any treatise on economics I have ever read.

In Defense of Global Capitalism – Johan Norberg, Roger Tanner, Julian Sanchez – Google Books

He had a few wrong premises: I decided to read this glibal beginning to watch one of his Youtube videos about the topic.

Most important of all, the bloodstained dictatorship has been peacefully iohan by a stable democratic regime — just as the liberal advisers advocated and prophesied. Aug 21, stupidus rated it it was ok. Nice comprehensive defense of globalization, especially the vast empirical support.


Of course this involves bribing politicians and buying the regulations you want.

Since then, a number of translations into other languages have followed. By choosing to compare from post-liberalisation to post-socialisation but claiming the events happened in the opposite orderNorberg tries to convince the reader that it was the free trade policies that were responsible for those improved statistics.

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Ben Steinformer speechwriter for U. 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 living in the product of freedom and we must safeguard agaist those animals. Or ofthe book has been translated into a dozen of languages including: I’ m afraid the author is globap contact to reality. Granted, the original Swedish version was published in and the data may be old, but I still think it provides a great framework for viewing globalization and points to metrics that readers can get updated data on themeslves.

But it is a role Johan Norberg, author of In Defence of Global Capitalism and at 30, every bit as good-looking as left-wing pin-up Ms Klein, has easily morphed into. But for somebody, who thinks that “globalization” is a swear-word, this might be an eye opener.

Very good written with a lot of research to back up the arguments. Samuel Brittan of Financial Times wrote: A trite regurgitation of position papers from Cato, The Fraser Institute an embarrassment to my home town and province and the like with a cutesy “teenage anarchist learns to love capitalism” narrative thrown in as norbreg introduction. Just another thing that almost caused me to stop reading at the start but I promised a friend I would give this book a try so kept going: It covers the whole gamut of issues on globalization, not just the economic aspects.


To many “gaps” not sufficient covered analysis. The white mans shame. I have not read Piketty yet but all the debate around decense work seems to defy evidence of how millions of people are moving out of poverty year after year thanks to practices tlobal to Capitalism than the Marxism that he defends.

This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics. No end of work. Johan Norberg showed, over 10 years before Piketty, case after case how solutions based on the respect of private property and classical liberal Johan Norberg’s defense of capitalism is not a new book but brings common sense in times of Piketty’s fifteen minutes of fame.

Nov 26, Emily Daniel rated it really liked it. The East Asian miracle.

In Defence of Global Capitalism

Chileans today have almost a southern European standard of living, in stark contrast to their neighbours. Page 20 – Various places are witnessing the resurgence of a certain capitalist neoliberalism which subordinates the human person to blind market forces and conditions the development of peoples on those forces.

In Defense of Global Capitalism. Property rightsfor the sake of the poor.