I wonder whether the author discussed the horrors of 19 century capitalism, since he despises “tariff barriers, building regulations and confiscatory taxes”.

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    I haven’t read the book but I wonder if it should have been called ‘Why the global free market would save the world’. It sounds more like the author is making philosophical arguments for global free market capitalism, that they are stating why global capitalism should be the globe economic paradigm, rather than providing evidence that global capitalism will weather the current storm and reassert itself as the dominant global paradigm.

    The tide certainly seems to be turning against globalization, and not just from the far right or far left, even the moderate establishment seems to be revaluating globalization, to at least some degree. This speech by president Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, to the Brookings Institute outlines some of the problems that have arisen as a result of globalization.

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    I wonder whether the author discussed the horrors of 19 century capitalism, since he despises “tariff barriers, building regulations and confiscatory taxes”.

    You wonder? So you haven’t read the book?

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      No, I haven’t, I just found the title and the theses very bold, to not say stupid, in the current state of the world. I’ve read “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” by Chang Ha-Joon and I’d love to see an online debate between these two authors.

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        I wonder why you post this here. You read the title, haven’t read the book and immediately go ahead and critisize it. What is your mission?

        Have you considered the possibility that the book might actually present some arguments that might convince you? Just like that other book you like? You can’t know that if you haven’t even read it.

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          I’ve read the title and skimmed the wiki article on it. I found it surprising, and I posted it in the same way as some people post memes. Do you also ask people who post meme or shitpost “did you investigated all aspects of this problem?” or “have you researched enough to post this meme?”

          The rule of this community is “Be Nice”, not “read the whole book, think through, and study it diligently”.

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    Why is this downvoted already? Probably haven’t even read past the title. What a dumb post.