The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

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By (author) Daniel Yergin, By (author) Joseph Stanislaw

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 234mm x 34mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 068483569X
  • ISBN 13: 9780684835693
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 151,872

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The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy in the twenty-first century.

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Daniel Yergin is a writer of international renown and president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a leading firm on political risk and economic analysis. He is consulted by ministers, politicians, CEOs and investors around the world. Joseph Stanislaw is a leading international economic advisor and commentator on markets and politics. He is MD of Cambridge Energy and Research Associates, head of Global Research and Director of its European office in Paris.

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Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter Harvard Business School, Author of "World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy""The Commanding Heights" persuasively and powerfully identifies today's and tomorrow's critical challenges for government policy and corporate action. Whether enthralled by the prospects of ever-expanding free markets or anxious about the social fallout of market excesses, readers will benefit from the book's compelling economic histories of key world regions showing how they are coping with change on the cusp of a new century.