In 1999, John Ralston Saul began predicting that globalism would collapse. In 2005, he laid out this scenario in The Collapse of Globalism: and the Reinvention of the World Now he has enlarged the book, showing how today's crisis came about and suggesting what to do next.
In this new edition, Saul describes the current financial crisis as a mere boil to be lanced. The far more serious problem is that the West—driven by most of its economists, managers, consultants, and columnists—remains stuck on outdated ideas of growth, wealth creation, and trade expansion. They are still tryin to limit the debate to a narrow choice between protectionism and free trade and are concentrated on old-fashioned stimulation.
Public policy has been dominated by the people who created this crisis. Saul envisions a new sort of wealth creation and growth, and in place of reaction, advocates new forms of action.
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John Ralston Saul is Canada’s leading public intellectual. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression. He has published fourteen works, which have been translated into twenty-five languages in thirty-six countries, the most recent of which is The Comeback, an examination of the remarkable return to power of Aboriginal people in Canada. Saul lives in Toronto.Review:
"'Like Orwell, Koestler, Marshall McLuhan, Primo Levi and Tim Flannery, [Saul] tells us unsparingly how tremendously we got things wrong, how much magic the Age of Reason cost us... [Saul is] the most wide-ranging mind, and one of the great organising and focusing teachers, we have.' Bob Ellis, Sydney Morning Herald"
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110143173812