The Globalist’s Top Books of 2011
What were the most intriguing books featured on The Globalist Bookshelf in 2011?
|1.||Branko Milanovic: The Haves and the Have-Nots
Our excerpt: Marcus Crassus, John D. Rockefeller, Carlos Slim, Mikhail Khodorovsky — who’s the richest of them all?
|2.||Francis Fukuyama: The Origins of Political Order
Our excerpt: What are the biggest challenges confronting Latin America and the United States?
|3.||Chandran Nair: Consumptionomics
Our excerpt: Why is it up to Asia to fashion a more environmentally and socially conscious brand of capitalism?
|4.||Anatol Lieven: Pakistan — A Hard Country
Our excerpt: How does a hunting trip in Pakistan provide a glimpse into the country’s feudal past — and its dangerous present?
|5.||Juliet Eilperin: Demon Fish
Our excerpt: How does the market for shark fins help demonstrate Asia’s upwardly mobile status?
|6.||Barry Eichengreen: Exorbitant Privilege
Our excerpt: Is relying on a weak dollar really a promising economic strategy? Why would it not work as advertised?
|7.||Charles Kenny: Getting Better
Our excerpt: Why should we be more concerned about consumption patterns than population growth?
|8.||Dani Rodrik: The Globalization Paradox
Our excerpt: How can international labor mobility be improved to help raise incomes around the world?
|9.||Fred Kempe: Berlin 1961
Our excerpt: How did a tense scene at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 almost lead to nuclear war?
|10.||Colin Woodard: American Nations
Our excerpt: How do North America’s aboriginal communities approach the global challenges of the 21st century?