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In Defence of Global Capitalism

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Here's the special 'India edition' of Johan Norberg's widely acclaimed book: ""In Defence of Global Capitalism"". In this book, Norberg shows clearly and concisely how capitalism promotes the rapid spread of economic opportunities and personal freedom. Once a self-proclaimed anarchist and now a passionate crusader for globalisation, the author presents compelling evidence that because of eased trade restrictions, dramatic transformations are already under way in scores of nations. ""In Defence of Global Capitalism"" is the first book to rebut, systematically and thoroughly, the claims of the anti-globalisation movement. Backed by an abundance of solid facts, statistics, and flesh-and-blood examples drawn from his travels in Asia and Africa, Norberg asserts that the diffusion of capitalism in recent decades has created opportunities every-where. Living standards and life expectancy have risen substantially. There is more food, more education, and more democratisation, less inequality and less oppression of women. Norberg takes on the tough issues - economic growth, freedom vs. equality, free trade and fair trade, international debt, child labour, cultural imperialism - and concludes that free-market capitalism is the best route out of global poverty.
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In Defence of this Book (Bibek Debroy); Preface; 1. Every day in every way; The half truth; Poverty reduction; Hunger; Education; Democratisation; Oppression of women; China; India; Global inequality; Reservations; 2.... and it's no coincidence; That's capitalism for you!; Growth-a blessing; Freedom or equality? Why choose?; Property rights-for the sake of the poor; The East Asian ""miracle""; The African morass; 3. Free trade is fair trade. Mutual benefit; Important imports; Free trade brings growth; No end of work; Freedom of movement-for people as well; 4. The development of the developing countries; An unequal distribution-of capitalism; The white man's shame; The case of Latin America; On the trade route; ""Let them keep their tariffs""; The debt trap; The right medicine; 5. Race to the top; I'm all for free trade, but...; Child labour; But what about us?; Big is beautiful; ""Gold and green forests""; 6. Irrational, international capital?; The leaderless collective; Regulate more?; Tobin tax; The Asian crisis; Instead of crisis; The ""dictatorship of the market""; 7. Liberalise, don't standardise; The right to choose a culture; The onward march of freedom; References; Index.


"The particular charm of this essay is that capitalism would not interest Norberg if it were not such not such a mighty engine of human liberty." Rosemary Righter, The Times of London.

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