Martin's Press New York. Recent events illuminate the dark side of globalization and underscore the urgent need to redesign its basic principles.
The terrorist attacks on September 11, , are one in a series of crises that have shaken the foundations of the global order. The rise of strong antiglobalization movements around the world, the deteriorating global economy, including America's own economic turbulence, and an ever-growing distrust of powerful multinational corporations in the face of catastrophic mismanagement, symbolized by Enron and WorldCom, dramatize the failure of globalization.
For a safe and economically secure future, Charles Derber argues in People Before Profit that we must debunk the myths about our current form of corporate-led globalization and reorient ourselves on a more democratic path. Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card.
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Broken link? Introduction: globe 1. Globalization's Ghosts 2. Three Myths 3. One World Under Business 4. The American Umpire 5. The WTO and the Constitution 6.
A Global New Deal 8. The promises of economic stability, increased prosperity, and cultural cooperation seem more like a pipe dream than ever before.
But rather than stop globalization, Charles Derber challenges us to rewrite its rules in order to fulfill its potential as an agent of democracy and global harmony. In this provocative and optimistic work, one of the first examinations of globalization after September 11, , Derber argues that only a democratic cure--begun at the grassroots level--will end global terror and economic insecurity.
This tendency has been displayed by the French government and its leaders. Sub-Saharan Africa, as an area that felt the consequences of poor governance and was less responsive to globalization, has seen an increase in poverty while all other areas of the world have seen no change in rates. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In Yu, Keping and Huang, Weiping eds. Trivia About People Before Pro Friedman, Th. His view is frank and in many ways practical.
People Before Profit provides an essential understanding of our world economy as well as a practical guide for building a stable and more equitable global community. Hegel was right when he said that man can never learn anything from history. Derber's blueprint for global democracy is controversial at times I found myself screaming at the page , and that's precisely why this book is so important.
He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
People Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis. Front Cover. Charles Derber. St. Martin's. People Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis. Front Cover. Charles Derber. Picador, - Business.