Jan 20, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead. By Dambisa Moyo. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; pages. Amid the hype of China’s rise to global power, the most important story of our generation is being pushed aside: how the West’s rapidly growing population of the. In How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo offers a bold account of the decline of the West’s economic supremacy.

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War and violent action or reaction will not be the answer. Sep 03, Wodin rated it did not like it.

Today’s youth aspire to be sports stars, celebrities, lawyers, consultants and investment bankers. The rosy scenario that most economists would suggest if they dared to tackle such a large issue would be that the convergence of the emerging market economies on the west is mutually beneficial: Interesting breakdown of the 5 types of political supporters in the US: Dec 26, Alesa rated it it was amazing.

In the entire publication, i am surprised that Canada was hardly mentioned except towards the end in the suggestion that the US should go into a North American moyi with its neighbor. However, my main question – given that the whole premise of the book is that if we don’t look out and change everything about our economy and a lot about our society, China dammbisa takeover as the most important world power – was, so what?

She covers material quickly and arrives at big conclusions which, as far as my understanding can grasp, she justifies well. What does all this look like if you overlay the equally challenging environmental and socio-political challenges in our world?

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly–and the Stark Choices Ahead by Dambisa Moyo

One is the default of damhisa West democratic system in which politicians are making mockery promises and issuing empty checks and governments are running record high budget deficits which led to insurmountable national debts.

Corporations of the West are making tons of money by transferring productivity to overseas paying a fraction of wages, thus enormous profit for the shareholders, but destroyed the middle class of the West in the process.


The market for capital has failed in its core task of finding investment opportunities westt offer good returns at acceptable risk. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I surely hope that Dambisa Moyo is wrong, for our sake. Above all, in the west, both households and governments got into debt to finance consumption at levels that will prove unsustainable: He was misinterpreted as saying this literally, what he meant was that the Soviet technological effort would smother the U.

Maybe the author intentionally used the two as examples to illustrate wext point, but she does not explicitly say so.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. To respond effectively, governments need to reskill our population, combining carrots and sticks so as moo get everyone into productive work. Also due to the automation, many jobs are replaced by robots and automatic process, one of the major elements that caused the disappearance of middle class. Economics is probably one of the more boring subjects for the average person; Moyo’s work makes it interesting and relevant.

What left is the rich and the poor, the”in between” is shrinking. The key demographic factor in the West is the looming retirement of the baby-boomers. Regarding global issues such as terrorism, global warming, and the oppression of women and minorities, I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that China will make dambjsa worse job of ruling the world than the British did or the Dambisx are doing which makes all the scaremongering in this polemic a little hard to swallow, for me at least.

May 08, Nyawira Muraguri rated it liked it. This confusion lies not only at the individual level, but also at the heart of government thinking. Economics Economic policy US economic growth and recession Financial crisis reviews. Moyo sees all this ending in wext. Moyo’s tone comes across as demeaning and anti-American at times.

She reminds us of our savvy and resilience, which is needed now more than ever to pull us out of this nose dive I say this is not a good book, because Dr. Books by Dambisa Moyo. China, but paragraphs later it would go super broad in discussions about all the West v. Alot of the predictions are based on alot of “ifs”, if the US continues its trend on becoming a welfare state, if the US continues with its current foreign policies, if China and the rest continue on allowing t I thought it was a very good read, highlighting the causes of the financial crisis in the US and why if it continues with it’s current policies, it is in line to loose it’s crown as the global economic power.


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Furthermore, “Time is running out. The UN forcasts that by one in three persons in the rich countries of the West will be a pensioner. These occupations have the highest pay, but do not create the businesses to sustain or grow employment in America.

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly–and the Stark Choices Ahead

The West traditional way of thinking and its philosophy must be examined carefully and injection of Asian ones is a must. Reading this book was a little like having a dinner party and listening to a know-it-all who can tell you a million reasons why the world is going to shit in a hand wwst and, worse, a million different remedies.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. American and British infrastructure policies over recent decades have reflected this consensus. There is no way they can ever repay the debts they have incurred to support the welfare economies and for the U.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Personally, I consider the entire foundation of classical economic theory to be reverse engineered to justify the status quo rather than explain it and believe that any discussion of future economic policy omyo include an effort to change, rather than reinforce, a fundamentally corrupt system.

Mooyo, Italy, Spain, even England and America all have serious loss of money. Nikita Krushchev, when he visited the U. Drugs developed in the US and Europe privately, soon show up abroad as generics.

And read it before you read Winner Take All. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It’s the latter half of the book that I llost the most, where she discusses the 3 types of capitalism.