Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth-and How to Fix It

Basic Books - Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In edge of chaos, dambisa moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today.

Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds--from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth-and How to Fix It - From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracyAround the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes.





Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Much debated in the united states and the united Kingdom on publication, Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. Farrar Straus Giroux. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Dambisa Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries. A national bestseller, dead aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.

Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa - In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined―and millions continue to suffer.





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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - How the west was lost reveals not only the economic myopia of the West but also the radical solutions that it needs to adopt in order to assert itself as a global economic power once again. Amid the hype of china's rise, however, the most important story of our generation is being pushed aside: America is not just in economic decline, but on course to become the biggest welfare state in the history of the West.

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. While some countries – such as germany and sweden – have deliberately engineered and financed welfare states, the United States risks turning itself into a bloated welfare state not because of ideology or a larger vision of economic justice, but out of economic desperation and short-sighted policymaking.

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead - The real danger is a thome, Moyo claims. Farrar Straus Giroux. She examines how the west's flawed financial decisions have resulted in an economic and geopolitical seesaw that is now poised to tip in favor of the emerging world, especially China.





Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Portfolio - Across europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. In china, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change  *  In India, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power.

As in europe and america, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, media, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, and corporate elites they blame for their losses.

Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism - They feel their cultures shift. They've seen their futures made obsolete. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. In mexico, indonesia, turkey, south africa, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn. New york times bestseller"A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead.





Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It

Knopf - Farrar Straus Giroux. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness.

He shows us how, over the last half century, innovation, free speech, due process, America’s core values—meritocracy, and even democracy itself—have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, and a prescription for a brighter future, a history of their development, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism—and a welcome antidote to political despair.

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It - In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, the demise of private-sector unions, legal and financial engineering, Brill answers the question on everyone’s mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages.





Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

Basic Books - As moyo compellingly argues, China's seemingly unstoppable drive will have global consequences for us all. In winner take all, international economist and bestselling author Dambisa Moyo explains the implications of China's aggressive rush for resources around the world, a campaign that surpasses even the voracious demands for raw materials sparked by the Industrial Revolution.

Hardly a day passes when newspaper headlines or media commentators don't scream warnings of impending doom—shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and political Armageddon as global demand for fossil fuels far outstrips supply—but only one country appears to understand the importance of controlling these crucial assets: China.

Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World - Farrar Straus Giroux.





Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

Basic Books - From britain's transcontinental operations dating back to the end of the 16th century, to the rise of modern European and American transnational corporations between the mid 1860's and 1870's, the industrial revolution that powered these economies created a voracious demand for raw materials and created the need to go far beyond their native countries.

So too is China's resource rush today. Moyo, an expert in global commodities markets, explains the implications of China's resource grab in a world of diminishing resources. To be sure, china is not the first country to launch a global crusade to secure resources. Although still in its early stages, already the breadth of China's operation is awesome, and seemingly unstoppable.

The picture is bleak, but our grasp of the details and the macro shifts in commodities markets remain blurry. Winner take all is about the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several decades. The scale of china's resource campaign for hard commodities metals and minerals and soft commodities timber and food is among the largest in history.

Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World - In particular, it is about the implications of China's rush for resources across all regions of the world. Commodities permeate virtually every aspect of modern daily living, but for all their importance—their breadth, their depth, their intricacies, and their central role in daily life—few people who are not economists or traders know how commodity markets work.

China's global charge for commodities is a story of China's quest to secure its claims on resource assets, and to guarantee the flow of inputs needed to continue to drive economic development.





The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation

Brookings Institution Press - Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow―one that needs to take place today. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants.

As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, and politics? if companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits?Looking past today's headlines, the economy, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, they raise the question―how will they transform society, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M.

The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation - Governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control.

This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. With the U. S. Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economyRobots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future.





Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines The MIT Press

The MIT Press - Okonjo-iweala did not resign, her mother escaped, and the program of economic reforms continued. A frontline account of how to fight corruption, from Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In fighting corruption is dangerous, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has written a primer for those working to root out corruption and disrupt vested interests.

The kidnappers' first demand was that Okonjo-Iweala resign from her position on live television and leave the country. Telling my story is risky, ” Okonjo-Iweala writes. But not telling it is also dangerous. Her book ultimately leaves us with hope, showing that victories are possible in the fight against corruption.

Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines The MIT Press - Okonjo-iweala details the numerous ways in which corruption can divert resources away from development, rewarding the unscrupulous and depriving poor people of services. Okonjo-iweala discovered just how dangerous fighting corruption could be when her 83-year-old mother was kidnapped in 2012 by forces who objected to some of the government's efforts at reforms led by Okonjo-Iweala―in particular a crackdown on fraudulent claims for oil subsidy payments, a huge drain on the country's finances.

She provides practical lessons learned and tells how anti-corruption advocates need to equip themselves. Drawing on her experience as Nigeria's finance minister and that of her team, she describes dangers, pitfalls, and successes in fighting corruption. Farrar Straus Giroux.





The Order of Time

Riverhead Books - We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, science and literature, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.

Already a bestseller in italy, culturally rich, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. The order of Time is a dazzling book.

The Order of Time - The sunday times from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? what does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.

Meet the new stephen hawking. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? what does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.





Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

Harper - A former fbi Special Agent, U. S. Watts knows how they do it because he’s mirrored their methods to understand their intentions, combat their actions, and coopt their efforts. Watts examines a range of social media platforms—from the first internet forums to the current titans of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn—and nefarious actors—from al Qaeda to the Islamic State to the Russian social media troll farm—to illuminate exactly how they use Western social media for their nefarious purposes.

. Watts reveals how these malefactors use your social media information and that of your family, identify your vulnerabilities, friends and colleagues to map your social networks, master your fears and harness your preferences. Thanks to the schemes engineered by social media manipulators using you and your information, seemingly good kids have joined the Islamic State, business executives have coughed up millions in fraudulent wire transfers, and staunch anti-communist Reagan Republicans have cheered the Russian government’s hacking of a Democratic presidential candidate’s e-mails.

Army officer and leading cyber-security expert offers a devastating and essential look at the misinformation campaigns, fake news, and electronic espionage operations that have become the cutting edge of modern warfare—and how we can protect ourselves and our country against them. Clint watts electrified the nation when he testified in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News - In messing with the enemy,  the counterterrorism, cybersecurity and homeland security expert introduces us to a frightening world in which terrorists and cyber criminals don’t hack your computer, they hack your mind. Shocking, funny, and eye-opening,  Messing with the Enemy is a deeply urgent guide for living safe and smart in a super-connected world.