Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations: Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System — Business Books in Bulk - 800-CEO-READ

Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations: Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System

    By Paul Blustein
As a linchpin of global capitalism, the World Trade Organization is both revered and reviled. In this book, financial journalist Paul Blustein tells the surprisingly entertaining and compelling story of how the WTO is sliding into dysfunctionality--which poses a new and grave menace to globalization itself.

In more than seven years of global talks the WTO has struggled and failed to resolve contentious differences between rich and developing nations. Now, with a worldwide recession underway, the WTO's failure is contributing to a rise in protectionism--a sign that the world may not be so flat after all. "Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations" recounts, in vivid detail, how the highstakes negotiations went awry. At risk, Blustein argues, is the fate of the system that for six decades has opened the global economy and kept it from splintering.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Blustein, a staff writer at the "Washington Post," has covered business and economic issues for more than twenty-five years. He has also worked at "Forbes Magazine" and the "Wall Street Journal," His work has won several prizes, including business journalism's most prestigious, the Gerald Loeb Award.




    RELATED ARTICLES

NEWS & OPINION: The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards of 2009

Posted December 15, 2009, 3:00 PM with category of General Business
The 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—And Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking Books, 624 pages, $32. 95 Even though Too Big to Fail was written during the same year the financial collapse occurred, Andrew Ross Sorkin has written what we predict will be the definitive book on the subject. Sorkin not only tells a gripping “perfect storm” story—reporting the gory details as our 401k’s disappeared and our financial system became nationalized—but he humanizes the players as well, resulting in an imminently readable, albeit lengthy, book. Read more




    SHARE THIS
Embedicon
 
9781586487188
eBook

  Choose a format
  •   For use in United States   United-states-16

Price: $27.95/ea
LIST PRICE: $61.23

Publisher PublicAffairs
Publish date 09/20/2015
Pages 344
Language English

Interested in eBooks?Please read our brief introduction before purchasing.