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.