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Advocates of either will find the strengths and, importantly, the weaknesses, of their ideological preference well set forth in this book.
Much of our 'favorable' GDP growth vs. others is simply due to population growth (illegal immigrants), increased debt, and changes in U.S. productivity scoring.
Business leaders, policy makers, students of economics or interested citizens will all benefit from Clyde Prestowitz's deep insights and vast practical wisdom.
Demolishes rote "free-trade" bunkum, shows how we went from being the world's largest creditor nation to the world's largest debtor nation, and lays out a plan for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kenneth M. Steele
If you want to understand why America is in the shape it's in, read this book. This is THE best book I have ever read about trade, the economy and our monetary system. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Virginia C.
If you're looking for a rationally presented, non-polemical, systematically and historically organized, argument for "managed" trade in lieu of "free" trade, this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Martin S. Harris Jr.
Very persuasive argument with historical facts. Most of us believe that U.S. economy has been developed by the fundamental theory of free market that has become a religion for some... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Florida windsurfer
I'm a blue collar guy and this book opened my eyes to what has (and is) going on. I'm not here to write a scholarly review, there are thirteen already. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Happy Max
As a scientist and engineer (PE in Electrical and Software Engineering, and certified systems engineering professional) with a career extending over 50 years, I witnessed much of... Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Darold K. Smith
Based on the quality of this book, it should be one of the most important written on America's current economic problems. Read morePublished on September 14, 2011 by bookHound
The Betrayal of American Prosperity is a welcome call for a rational trade policy. Prestowitz makes a strong argument that free-trade orthodoxy is wrong and is trading away... Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by M. Rosenberg
Although Clyde Prestowitz used the word "America" in his book's title and limited his discussion primarly to the United States ;what he says applies to Canada as well. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by J. Guild