Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash

Zero Sum World Politics Power and Prosperity After the Crash From one of the world s most influential commentators on international affairs chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times comes a stark warning about a gathering global political crisis

  • Title: Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash
  • Author: Gideon Rachman
  • ISBN: 9781439176610
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash

    From one of the world s most influential commentators on international affairs, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, comes a stark warning about a gathering global political crisis Successive presidents have welcomed globalization and the rise of China But with American unemployment stubbornly high and U.S power facing new challenges, the stage is seFrom one of the world s most influential commentators on international affairs, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, comes a stark warning about a gathering global political crisis Successive presidents have welcomed globalization and the rise of China But with American unemployment stubbornly high and U.S power facing new challenges, the stage is set for growing rivalry between America and China The European Union is also ripping itself apart The win win logic of globalization is giving way to a zero sum logic of political and economic struggle The new world we now live in, an age of anxiety, is a less prosperous, less stable world, with old ideas overthrown and new ideologies and powers on the rise Rachman shows how zero sum logic is thwarting efforts to deal with global problems from Afghanistan to unemployment, climate change to nuclear proliferation This timely and important book details why international politics is now dangerous and volatile and suggests what can be done to break away from the crippling logic of a zero sum world.

    • ´ Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Gideon Rachman
      262 Gideon Rachman
    • thumbnail Title: ´ Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Gideon Rachman
      Posted by:Gideon Rachman
      Published :2018-09-11T20:15:31+00:00

    One thought on “Zero-Sum World: Politics, Power, and Prosperity After the Crash

    1. Szplug

      As other reviews have noted, Rachman engages in far more journalism than analysis and interpretation, while his conclusion—in the face of all that has been sequentially aggregated and anticipated in the pages before, including that of his postulation that the financial crash of 2008 slipstreamed us back into a zero-sum mindset—an Age of Anxiety appended to those of Transformation (80s) and Optimism (90s & 00s up to the Gooey Kablooie)—in regard to nations engirt within a globalized pol [...]

    2. BrendanMcAuliffe

      This is pretty good. Parts one and two are all review ( you could skip part one if you've been awake for the last 30 years )

    3. Ashish

      The book provides fantastic historical insight into the economic and geopolitical history of the world. It clearly lists the problems that each country faces. In some cases I even agree with the author's solutions to the problems, but the solutions though logical will mostly be unimplementable in the current political state of world. The only solution that I disagree with is that for the world to prosper America needs to return to its seat of absolute power. I don't mean that America and America [...]

    4. Herzog

      The author worked for the Economist and, currently, the Financial Times so he is extremely well-informed. He does an excellent job of summarizing recent history beginning with the rebirth of China under Deng Xioping and consistently emphasizing Fukuyama's End of History thesis. The historical review, which takes up over half of the book, is well written but doesn't provide much insight if you're familiar with current events. The final section of the book tries to put more recent events into cont [...]

    5. Fredrick Danysh

      A discussion of the economic and political factors of economic globalization whose supporters say is a win-win situation and zero-sum theory whose supporters say is a win-lose situation. The author appears to support a global economy along the lines of theoretical communism where everyone is supposed to benefit when those with more make sacrifices to give to those with less. It was a dry and conducing read to me and I came away with the impression that the author feels tat we should be citizens [...]

    6. Katherine Collins

      Rachman (of the FT) makes a case here against a zero-sum, protectionist, you win/I lose sort of mindset when it comes to world affairs. It is one of those meta-notions that seems to be deeply seated in our minds (and not just regarding world affairs) – the idea of a fixed pie that we need to fight for, as opposed to a cherry tree that we can nourish together to produce many more pies for all. (Don’t worry, Rachman does not use corny gardening analogies like I do).

    7. Adam

      Informative if you have ignored the worlds events going on around you for a few years. I agree with the notion of zero sum economics which is explained well here. Author extrapolates that a little further to portray a zero sum quality of life. Interesting but still the book is mostly background information.

    8. Marc

      This book well exceeded my expectations. Although the thinking is heavily stooped in the thinking common during the period immediately following the 2008 financial crisis, it includes many valuable insights that have since fallen by the wayside. Enjoy the book, it reads quite fast.

    9. Sam

      I was surprised, as I thought this would be an up to date book, which it is, but not much new, and a lot of waffle.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *