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Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World by [Moyo, Dambisa]
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"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience." - Kirkus Reviews

"Dambisa Moyo offers a smart primer for investors looking to make sense of the opportunities and risks in the commodity market space today. You must read this book if you want to understand the reality of what's happening in the world today. I am afraid the West is going to wake up too late to prepare for the future." - Jim Rogers, Author of the Bestselling book 'Hot Commodities'

"With Winner Take All, Dambisa Moyo offers a timely and provocative answer to two crucial questions: How are China's leaders rushing to meet their country's exploding demand for energy, and what does this mean for the rest of us? From Africa to Central Asia to Latin America, China exerts growing influence over prices for the commodities we all must buy to fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our economies. It's a recipe for conflict-and at a crucial moment for the future of the global economy." - Ian Bremmer, President Of Eurasia Group And Author Of 'the End Of The Free Market' 

"For anyone longing to make sense of tectonic, eco-political shifts occurring in the commodities market, Winner Takes All is a fascinating and important book. By focusing her razor-sharp mind on China's central role in the new commodities rush, Moyo sheds light on and makes sense of a profound and dramatic moment in our history. Her book is a must-read." - Peter Munk, Chairman And Founder, Barrick Gold Corporation 

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Kirkus Reviews
“Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience.”
 
Jim Rogers, author of Hot Commodities and A Gift to My Children
“Dambisa Moyo offers a smart primer for investors looking to make sense of the opportunities and risks in the commodity space today. You must read this book if you want to understand the reality of what's happening in the world today. I am afraid the West is going to wake up too late to prepare for the future.”
 
Peter Munk, Chairman and Founder, Barrick Gold Corporation
“For anyone longing to make sense of tectonic, eco-political shifts occurring in the commodities market, Winner Takes All is a fascinating and important book. By focusing her razor-sharp mind on China's central role in the new commodities rush, Moyo sheds light on and makes sense of a profound and dramatic moment in our history. Her book is a must-read."
 
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and author of The End of the Free Market
“With Winner Take All, Dambisa Moyo offers a timely and provocative answer to two crucial questions: How are China’s leaders rushing to meet their country’s exploding demand for energy, and what does this mean for the rest of us? From Africa to Central Asia to Latin America, China exerts growing influence over prices for the commodities we all must buy to fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our economies. It’s a recipe for conflict—and at a crucial moment for the future of the global economy.”

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  • File Size: 864 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080K3FHM
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By Book Shark TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 7, 2012
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Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World by Dambisa Moyo

"Winner Take All" is an even-handed assessment on China's race for resources and the implications this has for the rest of the world. The book's spotlight is on China's central role in the commodities dynamics. Best-selling author, international economist and a native of Zambia, Dr. Moyo has written a professional yet accessible book that tackles the following broad themes: economic implications of China's ascendency, China's growing financial reach and its implications for the workings of the global commodity markets, and the social and political implications of China's quest for resources. In general, the author succeeds in addressing the main themes through substance rather than with style and flair. This 272-page book is broken out in two parts: Part I - China's Rush for Resources and Part II - What China's Resource Rush Means for the World.

Positives:
1. Well-researched and well-written book that is accessible for the masses.
2. An even-handed book. The author seems very fair and logical. Her arguments and assessments are backed by sound economic perspectives. She's not afraid to be critical while remaining objective.
3. Dr. Moyo has the right background and great credentials to write such books. I'm also happy to see a female voice who is a native of Zambia in an otherwise male-dominated arena providing some refreshing and thought-provoking insights.
4. The author lays out early on what this book is all about and proceeds to methodically support her arguments with sound economic logic and knowledge. I like how the author considers various points of view of an issue.
5.
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Over the next several decades the world will almost certainly face global tensions arising from greater resource scarcity, according to Dambisa Moyo in this book. China is the only one of the world's great powers to focus its economic and political strategy on anticipating the considerable challenges presented by a resource-scarce future.

The book describes a range of limited resources, including arable land, water, minerals and oil, and examines the future implications for China and for the rest of the world. China is both the leading buyer of the world's resources and the main trading partner of many countries, giving it enormous economic power. Particularly in Africa, China is a significant funder of governments and infrastructure projects.

In view of the controversial nature of the author's previous books Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa and How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead, and in particular her suggestion that the US should default on its loans from China, readers may be surprised to discover that she does not take an anti-Chinese approach in this book. While some regard China's resources rush in Africa as neo-colonialist, the author says that, for the moment, China would seem to be one of the forces actively working to improve Africa and the prospects of its people. She points out that China is almost universally viewed by Africans as having a more beneficial impact on African countries than does the United States.
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You don't have to be a crack-pot to believe that there are many obscure forces at play determining the conditions of our day to day lives. The politics, economics and natural history of natural resources are just such forces. Just because these forces are hard to discern does not mean that a semi-intelligent lay person (like me) can't build an understanding of the dynamics at play. That takes work, especially reading, and good writing that is pitched at an accessible level of sophistication for the committed amateur.

This book is a fair specimen of such writing. It suited my purposes because I had not done much reading about the political economy of natural resources before I picked it up. After whipping through 225 pages, I at least have some understanding the issues in play.

On the other hand, the book falls well short on a couple of criteria. First, as I intimated above, the central focus is not truly on China's attempt to lock down it's global access to resources. Instead, China's strategies and behavior play a key role, but in a larger story. That's not what the title or introduction promise, but the larger story is very interesting nonetheless. So, not such a big deal.

Much worse, the writer is pretty breezy in her argumentation. She often refers to other scholars without citation. But what really hurts her is that she consistently cites statistics in a way that in the end isn't very useful in building understanding. For example, in discussing environmental concerns, she gives both per capita income and per capita pollution output for the US; for several Chinese cities, she gives only the per capita pollution output. This is fine for making present comparisons but useless for making projections.
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