Open The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital

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A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year
A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year

"A highly intelligent, fact-based defense of the virtues of an open, competitive economy and society."
-Fareed Zakaria, Global Public Square, CNN

"Amid a growing backlash against international economic interdependence, Clausing makes a strong case in favor of foreign trade in goods and services, the cross-border movement of capital, and immigration. This valuable book amounts to a primer on globalization."
-Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs

Critics on the Left have long attacked open markets and free trade agreements for exploiting the poor and undermining labor, while those on the Right complain that they unjustly penalize workers back home. Kimberly Clausing takes on both sides in her compelling case that open economies are actually a force for good. Turning to the data to separate substance from spin, she shows how international trade makes countries richer, raises living standards, benefits consumers, and brings nations together, and outlines a progressive agenda to manage globalization more effectively, presenting strategies to equip workers for a modern economy, and establish a better partnership between labor and the business community.

Book information

ISBN: 9780674248212
Publisher: Harvard
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 330.973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 412g
Height: 131mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 19mm