Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy - A Council on Foreign Relations Book (Paperback)Edward Alden (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 231 x 150 x 20 mm
Edition: Revised edition
Rising opposition to globalization has thrown an already polarized political environment in America into near mayhem, with our key economic partnerships hanging in the balance. Ted Alden provides a cogent and constructive analysis of the origins of opposition to economic openness that charts a viable path forward. It is essential reading for all who care about America's role in the global economy. -- Gordon Hanson, Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UCSD and Director, Center on Global Transformation
"Ted Alden hits the nail on the head with this cogent analysis of the trade issue, its impact on American workers, our failure to meaningfully help those adversely affected and what we should now be doing to save globalization by adopting more thoughtful and far-reaching policies." -- Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC
"Ted Alden's new book, Failure to Adjust, captures vividly the inherent tension in America's role in the post-war global economy: that between the principal architect and guardian of an open system, on the one hand, and a participant and competitor within that system, on the other. That tension cannot be removed. But in Alden's thoughtful analysis, as the global economy grows, the balance between player and referee that needed to shift in America in favor of the former, has been late in coming. It is a really interesting and detailed assessment, that avoids overly simple diagnoses and prescriptions." -- Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate and William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business, New York University
[Alden] demonstrates how four decades of market-friendly economic and trade policies have been insufficiently inclusive, setting the stage for the populist backlash we're now experiencing. -- Sebastian Mallaby, The Wall Street Journal
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