The “economy” has practically become a dirty word now. It’s usually the answer to the question, “What issue concerns Americans the most?” and has led to frantic searches for explanations. Whatever the “real” cause, one of the major scapegoats for the “Great Crisis,” as Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Kati Suominen call it, is globalization. In their book Globalization at Risk: Challenges to Finance and Trade, they argue that while globalization had a role in creating our current situation, we don’t have to send the Navy SEALs after it.
Ivan Lett Virginia Woolf declared in her essay “Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown” that “On or about December 1910 human character changed.” There is hardly a better way to describe the dilemma of art in the Modernist period. The mere mention of Mrs.Woolf, her husband Leonard, E.M. Forster, and their
Episode 6 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In the latest episode, host Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Nayan Chanda of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization about the historical forces at play in globalization, (2) Harold Cook about how the growing international trading power of
This Sunday, April 1, is opening day for the 2007 season of Major League Baseball. Yale University Press has recently released two books on America’s favorite pastime – Bart Giamatti: A Profile, by Robert P. Moncreiff, and Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball, by Alan M. Klein.
Two Yale University Press publications, Why Globalization Works (by Martin Wolf) and One World: The Ethics of Globalization (by Peter Singer) were singled out in an important New York Times article on globalization and free trade today. The article, about Harvard economist Dani Rodrik and his argument that the focus