"Jay Mandle's Globilization and the Poor is a brilliant examination of the benefits and the costs of globalization on the world's citizens. Mandle tackles the anti-globilization movement head on and exposes the central fallacies common to so many accepted criticisms of globalization. Arguing that the process of globalization could benefit by specific policies, he dissects and and illuminates where and how globalization can be reformed in the name of economic justice while ensuring that growth is encouraged and bolstered. Mandle's original work demonstrates why promoting open markets is beneficial to the spread of globalization and shows how the international community could promote policies that influence the degree to which harm and unnecessary dislocation occur." Louis Ferleger, Professor of History, Boston University
"Globalization and the Poor is a provocative and accomplished piece of engaged scholarship that is timely asit is important. In a period when knee-jerk rejections of globalization by so called progressives are all too common, it is heartening indeed to read a serious and purposeful defense globalization coming from the left." Peter Conclanis, University of North Carolina
This book represents a new viewpoint in the discussion of economic globalization. To date, the debate has been polarized between those attacking globalization, such as the demonstraters at the WTO meeting, and its defenders, mostly resident in the US business community. The author argues that opponents fail to see that broadly-based benefits for the poor are latent in the process. Defenders have insufficiently acknowledged that globalization creates innocent victims who should be the object of ameliorative policies. The author describes the policies that should be adopted -- both at the national and international levels -- to make globalization fair.