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One World Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism Paperback – February 10, 1998
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Greider successfully illustrates the struggle between labor and capital: Organized labor's power to control wages and working conditions, which has traditionally been grounded in its ability to limit the supply of workers, has been decimated by the mobility of capital. In a global market, there will always be workers willing to accept a lower wage as opposed to no wage. As this Awage arbitrage@ forces earnings down, the middle class with disposable income will slowly disappear.Read more ›
I also agree with his observations calling the prose energized, clear, and sharp. However, I disagree with the negative criticism many other critics and reviewers have voiced concerning Mr. Greider's conclusions herein, which seem to center on the fact that he is not an apologist, fellow-traveler, or celebrant of the new global forces. Indeed, Mr. Greider's perspective is more sanguine, expressing concern of the many ways in which this fundamentally anti-democratic new commerce tends toward becoming a revolutionary & extraordinarily well-focused force literally power-hosing the new wealth generated by this commerce in the direction of the rich and well placed at the expense of almost everyone else.Read more ›
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In this book 1997 Grieder lays bare issues with the global economy. He writes well but his logic slips at times when he argues that because a part of the system has an issue, the... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by P. Mulloy
This is one of the most brilliant and important books on political economy ever written by an American. Greider predicted every result of NAFTA and globalization. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by Guy T. Saperstein
An excellent book, to understqnd how the global economy works, the power, function and the risks that multinqtionals could generate to the world economy. Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by alberto benet
Many people are not ready for Greider's perspective. It is frightening, and it robs people of simple solutions. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Tony Praskin
(Imagine A Wondrous new machine, strong and supple, a machine that reaps as it destroys. It is huge and mobile, something like the machines of modern agriculture but vastly more... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by W. Powell
wow.....eye opening book. It like any book written by Greider,it is well written, well explored and wordy. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Ivan
I read this book as course material for an economics class. As a teaching document, it's well written and researched, especially if you are interested in the effects of... Read morePublished on June 7, 2009 by HighlanderJuan
This book was written 13 years ago based on research a few years before that and it very accurately predicts the mess we are in now. Read morePublished on May 30, 2009 by George
I read this book in 2001, and still remember clearly Grieders description of the end game he predicted (global deflation). Read morePublished on December 16, 2008 by DDDS