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The Writing Workshop jDesigned or implemented Welfare polices China s artificial devaluation of its currency a failure by people in the west to adeuately train up a productive labour force among other factors However it can be argued that one of the biggest contributing factorDambisa feels that American consumers had failed to understand the difference between leverage and ownership which led to far too many Americans investing in real estate and living a life centred on consumption which significantly contributed to the 2008 global financial crisis This led to a downward spiral where America grew heavily indebted to China and is now in a precarious situation where it owes trillions to China a situation that would have been unthinkable in forty years ago While on on the other end of the Spectrum Chinese nationals were saving their money and were far less willing to spend their money on investments which had little impact socially on their nation but instead made far sound investments As well as had actual usable cash in their Banks The Book is an incredibly sobering look at the world of Banking and Finance and makes the average reader me uestionust what the Banks do with the money we give them and if we are safe from a second crisis I personally feel it is important to see the world through her lens because as the saying goes People who don t know their History often times repeat it and reading Dambisa explain ust how myopic investment into the Housing Market and the failure of financial regulatory bodies like Central Banks and the IMF to fulfil their fiduciary duties beyond monitoring and adjusting inflation makes me wonder if the world has learnt much from the 2008 crisis or of the world is even willing to change to avoid another similar event Once again Dambisa makes a great argument and supports her well researched arguements with fine writing and researchI feel this book was better written than Dead Aid due to the elegant flow of the prose in this one as opposed to Dead Aid which even though it was brilliantly written felt a bit essay likeI didn t have many issues with it except for the fact that the book was written from a purely economic perspective and she herself admits in her book that other factors like Democracy and free speech also have a significant impact on the Economic success of a nation and I feel that these factors were not adeuately explained of course that s no fault of hers she s an economist first and foremost Further I m not sure if her world view fully tallies with reality she seems to see things in an us versus them scenario East versus West with little to no chance of mutual benefit a zero sum game so to speak I must argue that there might be other less warlike scenarios out there that might play out provided we are willing or are forced to consider them All in all I loved the book plain to see from my long rant and I can t wait to read her other works This book started strong Moyo s description of the West s mis allocation of labor and capital were awesome and eye opening But at times the book seemed to descend into doomsday predictions hence the title calls for a stronger centralized state and lists upon lists of stats that I could pull off the Internet myself That said her concerns about America s economic position were intimidating and not without basis My largest concern with the book s thesis is that it seems to assume a world in which cultures rise and fall based primarily on economic policy I don t buy this As a final little critiue the book s scope seemed to occasionally lack clear focus At times it seemed all about America v China but paragraphs later it would go super broad in discussions about all the West v all the Rest This is probably a stupid critiue Overall I m glad I read it and am torn between 2 and 3 stars My old economics professor s favorite phrase There is no free lunch It has been uite a while since I have read a book on economics so I was particularly drawn to this one It would be interesting to see an update as it has been a few years since its research and publication I probably liked the book because the author shares my own view that one of the reasons BRICBrazil Russia India and China is able to accomplish many economic feats
is because their capitalistic activities are often state controlled sponsored or directed Our because their capitalistic activities are often state controlled sponsored or directed Our of government and view of private enterprise is working against us from many perspectives including making decisive and clear policies that benefit the country as a whole What can be accomplished to make us competitive in a global marketplace when the leaders spend time campaigning than governing The increasing use of referendums nationwide will only make our condition worse Our culture our historic geographic isolation our roots all create scary challenges when it comes to competing with these huge countries We are who we arehow do "We Harness Our Uniue Advantages "harness our uniue advantages a people to hold our own economically What does all this look like if you overlay the eually challenging environmental and socio political challenges in our world 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 basket and worse a million different remedies Many of those remedies are so St Movies Or How the West Was Found Won Lost Lied About Filmed and Forgotten Meinard Joakim YG How The West Was Won VIBE Digital Feature Vibe How the West Was Won and Familjen Macahan Denvercolby How the West was won Wanted Luke Macahan P Jani Barnard How the West How the West was Lost – National Geographic Just as the settling and development of the arid American West was fueled by harnessing its available fresh water the growing lack of water availability may well be its undoing California’s epic drought is ust the latest example of what is shaping up to be the new normal out west Last year w How the West was Won | Art UK Things You Didn’t Know About the Old West Explore true stories of the Wild West some of them stranger than
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Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Dambisa MoyoWhen I picked up this book I did not check when it was written I feel like the book was largely influenced by the 2008 economic collapse There is also the fact that the West is essentially the US of A while the Rest is China Maybe the author intentionally used the two as examples to illustrate her point but she does not explicitly say so I am no economist so I was really enlightened by the numbers showing the economic state and history of the two nations And I think that maybe in 100 years China will be the super power and the US will be somewhere lower All in all a very informative readAlso I can draw parallels to some of the things my country is currently doing I surely hope that Dambisa Moyo is wrong for our sake Too big to fail I am totally with Moyo that the Debt to GDP ratio is an important one that everyone should know about and understand Not long after the book was published this ratio hit 100% for the US That the US culture is a dangerous model consumption based on debt accumulation is also not in dispute For laying out some of these concepts reasonably well I would give the book 3 stars However I have to add that this book almost ended up as my first DNF since oining goodreads if I hadn t been on the train while reading the offending passage I might have thrown the book against the wall I am referring to the Chapter Keys to the Kingdom where among other issues Energy Efficiency is too briefly discussed Who advocates nuclear power any The risks of cleaning up a potential disaster are ust too great for governments to bear Who writes about energy and limits the discussion to two types fossil fuels and nuclear power In 2001 when we moved house in Germany solar water heating was heavily pushed I can t imagine that 10 years later when the book was published that solar and wind power were advanced only in Germany as alternative sources of energy As far as France being the model for nuclear power usage only 3 years after the book was published the country made a policy decision to reduce their reliance on nuclear power Apparently in 2014 the decision was made to cut the usage from 75% to 50% within a 20 year time frame Boy did this section of the book make me angry For that section of the book an unclear point of view are we discussing the west or ust the US and finally due to a weak conclusion my rating has been cut by one star Great explanations about the financial crisis and the US construction policies Explains how allocation of capital is either beneficial on the long term or not In addtion it explains the general differences between the econo political systems in China USA Russia Europe and the rest of the world A bit black white with China and the general evaluations of the future A must read for any socially aware citizenMoyo presents a clear picture of how the west USA specifically lost their economic superiority to the emerging rest through systematically implementing myopic economic policies over the last three decadesFrom the tech boom in Asia of the early 80 s to the 21st century housing bubble bursting in the 2008 economic crash Moyo gives a succinct if bleak account of American missteps that virtually handed the reigns freely to the developing worldAlthough we ve created a workforce comprised of undereducated unskilled expensive citizens that are uncompetitive in the global marketplace Moyo s conclusion offers a sliver of hope to the west in the form of 4 possible scenarios of the rest of the century not all of which end with the west at the bottomShe reminds us of our savvy and resilience which is needed now than ever to pull us out of this nose dive and the responsibility we have to invest in our own people in the form of education and innovation What a great summary of the prevailing issues that America s economy is facing and how it got there This is than a academic book it touches on real life facts and problems with education war debt and housing to name a few You will learn a lot from this book and it is all supported by referenced material It helped me to understand a century worth of US economic policy along with a good amount of focus on key events Some of
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REVIEWS OF THIS BOOK I HAVEof this book I have I believe are this book with an open mind will inform you on areas you probably never knew55 from me How the West Was Lost Fifty Years of Economic Folly And the Stark Choices Ahead Dambisa Moyo once an idea is out it can be used and improved upon by anyone anywhere an idea has a marginal cost of zero This uote is referring to the spinoffs from the magnificent technology that enabled the Apollo moon landing in July 1969 I was a vagabond watching it on a storefront TV in Athens Greece along with a small crowd who didn t own their own sets or had to be in downtown Athens on that day away from the comfort of their own home We were all looking for freeTechnology labour and capital all combined to make America the winner of the Space Race and the Cold War and the Superpower of the planet Then came the Financial Crisis of 2008 Dambisa Moyo contends that it is not An Alien Heat just the uantity of capital of labour and of technology that matters but also the uality By uality she means the manner in which capital is allocated the aptitude of the workforce and the nature of the technologyBeginning with cap. Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won | Discover releases reviews credits songs and about Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won at Discogs Complete your Led Zeppelin collection Things You Didn’t Know About the Old West Explore true stories of the Wild West some of them stranger than fiction How the West was Lost – National Geographic Just as the settling and development of the arid American West was fueled by harnessing its available fresh water the growing lack of water availability may well be its undoing California’s epic drought isust the latest example of what is shaping up to be the new normal out west Last year w The West Cheats Walkthrough Cheat Codes This page contains The West cheats hints walkthroughs and for PC The West Right now we have Cheats and etc for this game and every day we increase our collection with new The West cheats If you can not find the needed cheat in our list check this page How Brexit may strengthen the west | Financial Far from weakening the west Brexit may end up strengthening it Without Britain as a member the EU is once again progressing towards “ever closer union” And a stronger EU will be a How Hollywood Whitewashed the Old West The In other words people of color were not only present at the inception of the Wild West but they were also its primary architects And yet even today black cowboys are fighting for recognition Women and the Myth of the American West | Time I n the American imagination the rugged vast landscapes of the West are dotted with solitary men on horseback "Cowboys Outlaws Sheriffs But " outlaws sheriffs But frontier was also home to women whose stories Ridiculous Myths Everyone Believes About the Old West buildings were usually built pretty close together meaning the bank would be flanked by other buildings while a reinforced back wall would keep anyone from intruding from behind you can sort through the Freudian implications of that When you walk out the front door with the loot there's the sheriff waiting for you Now the most famous robberies the obs pulled by Butch TW DBinfo Fan site for browser game The West Once upon a time in 'The West' Arrival at Saltwater s id Once upon a time in 'The West' Arrival at Saltwater s id Once ,
Ital Moyo points out how the cash strapped West is losing out in the international bidding war for commodities The 50 year long policy to enable the chase for the American Dream by extending credit against an ever weakening collateral has left America at the cliff edge of collapse Too much capital was drawn into the housing market by risk loving banks backed by government guarantees where it becomes non productive capital non cash generating and low yielding The combination of easy debt like mortgages and the mistaken belief that home euity would always rise led to the housing bubble and collapse of 2008 Moyo says in a sentence debt claiments failed in their fiduciary duty to police the euity holders because they were hedged by public policy The second misallocation is Labour Expensive future debt in the form of pension I enjoy mine is one problem Bad labour pricing that rewards the wrong groups sportsmen CEO s and financial services managers whose societal benefits are low versus those whose work benefits society broadly doctors nurses teachers is another The global migration of labour is also an issue where uantity and uality are considered from their economic impactThe key demographic factor in the West is the looming retirement of the baby boomers The UN forcasts that by 2050 one in three persons in the rich countries of the West will be a pensioner The median age for all countries in 2050 will rise from today s 29 years to 38 years Contrast this with the expectation that the emerging economies BRIC for example will add 2 billion people to the middle class The uantity uestion is in the numbersThe uality uestion is illustrated by Moyo through a discussion about engineering degrees According to a 2009 Forbes article the US prefers lawyers over engineers by 411 The economic trajectory of agriculture to manufacturing to service sector predominance in maturing economies may explain some of this preference but the service sector economy is also in eopardy witness the call centre outsourcing described by Tom Friedman in his Flat Earth book But its not ust this aspect of technology that has shifted labour its also RD The education systems in India and China favour a meritocratic style where streaming students is practiced in contrast to the egalitarian practice of broadening access is favoured in the WestI have some disagreement about this latter point and the validity of the evidence Firstly the top place in the TIMMS and PISA testing regimes has consistently gone to Finland a Western country with Canada close to the top as well Secondly the recent high rankings of city states like Shanghai and Singapore are not the same as saying all of China or Malaysia is excelling in the same way or that the system is better Thirdly the US scores can be disaggregated to show that some schools and districts are indeed failing but others are excelling depending on socio economic status and racial makeup which is a problem of another kindBesides capital and labour inputs a third factor contributes to the growth of economies This is the total factor productivity TFP Think of this as all possible contributing factors combined such as geographical factors terrain and weather rule of law property rights human rights freedom of expression and technological growth and efficiency The West s superior know how has been eroding in a number of ways in this input area One example of this is the RD in the pharmacological industry Drugs developed in the US and Europe privately soon show up abroad as generics Another example is the auto industry where the big three GM Ford and Chrysler failed to keep up to the technological innovations of such manufacturers as Nissan Toyota Honda and HundaiBig global problems become economic challenges as well Healthcare and education energy and food security all reuire marshalling innovation in new ways The new world order must now acknowledge other players at the table such as Brazil Russia India China BRIC Turkey and South Africa These players come with a different view of how to organize their economies Instead of allowing the market to decide how to behave unfettered by regulation and government direction these countries accept governments with larger roles in directing the economy 75% of global oil reserves for example are controlled by state owned companies from emerging marketsMoyo the economist explains how a country s wealth comes aboutY C I G X MY is a country s GDP its income C is individual consumption I is total investment in the country private and public G is the net position of "Government Revenues Less Expenses X " revenues less expenses X is exports less imports It was a bit of arring ride reading this book it flipped a lot of the half formed notions I had about the world and helped me understand a bit about the global economy Firstly when she pointed out the weaknesses of the Western Bloc and how they ve shifted significantly from their far economically sound actions in the sixties I failed to fault her reasoning Among the ills in the Western Blocs s policies she lists their willingness to freely share data and innovations their failure to recoup investments they make in research especially the pharmaceutical industry unfair trade deals by China America s heavy investments in Defense and adventurism on the seas and abroad Badly. 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