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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Refresh and try again. Please try again later. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Meanwhile, the west, and in particular the US, is stuck with an excessive faith in market mechanisms, combined with a political system that will push it increasingly into the most dysfunctional aspects of social welfare: The world is for all its peoples to participate in exploring and finding the best system and most suitable disciplines in modern time. Dambisa Moyo has a clear view of what is happening in the world’s world of economics.

The author attemps to explain these and other concepts in language that a layman can comprehend.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Mar 03, Marcus rated it liked it Shelves: If he chose to follow up on his academic training to land a job on one of those Wall Street firms’, he would probably be compensated by around K to K per annum. I enjoyed the economic statistics that were supplied and was most impressed by her conclusions as to the choices left to us to avoid bankruptcy or embrace it as the case may be.

Another fundamental one is that people in the West are living in unprecedented luxurious style thinking someone else will supply them endless goods. Based on many data she collected and cited in her book, the West predicament in comparison with the rising economic group, she referred to as “the rest”, is not only the economic recession caused by financial meltdown, but also the breakdowns in terms of social, political, educational domains.


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Show 25 25 50 All. I will let these pass. The other emerging economies see that this is successful. The west will lose out in the scramble for finite resources, and so as “the rest” rise “the west” will decline, not just relatively but absolutely.

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

Technically speaking, until they have paid the mortgage off, they don’t own it. Regarding global issues such as terrorism, global list, and the oppression of women and minorities, I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that China will make a worse job of ruling the world than the British did or the Americans are doing which makes all the scaremongering in this polemic a little hard to swallow, for wws at least. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I was pleased to see that her economic references were more scholarly.

In the face of these daunting challenges, she sees public policy in the west hamstrung by an obsession with individual rights and a reluctance to face reality.

Government’s debt is approaching 16 trillions, almost dambisw to GDP, but budget deficit keeps going up every year with no end in sight. The market for capital has failed in its core task of finding investment opportunities that offer good returns at acceptable risk. Moyo continues with an astute breakdown of the challenges facing the US in the future: European debt crisis is in brewing for many years.

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

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.


I applaud her brave alarm against our economic and social complacency: Want to Read saving….

While it points to actions that Moyoo Governments can take, it doesn’t really point to anything that individuals can do to protect themselves. More recently China’s labour costs have been rising and this alone means that Ms Moyo may need to update her arguments. Dambisa Moyo contends that it is not just the quantity of capital, of labour and of technology that matters, but also the quality.

The increasing use of referendums nationwide will only make our condition worse. Shopbop Designer Thd Brands.

The UN forcasts that by one in three persons in the rich countries of the West will be a pensioner. They are like fault lines in an earth quack prone zone.

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My largest concern with the book’s thesis is that it seems to assume a world This book started strong. Lostt had dambida experience with emerging market and developing economies; I sought to understand what ailed developed economies despite their previous dominance.

Human greed benefits the few. It is being going on more than a year. See all 55 reviews. I probably liked the book, because the author shares my own view, that one of the reasons BRIC Brazil, Russia, India and China is able to accomplish many economic feats is because their capitalistic activities are often state controlled, sponsored or directed.