Field Guide to the Global Economy

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Field Guide to the Global Economy

Living Well Was the Best Revenge

By Sarah Anderson; John Cavanagh; Barbara Ehrenreich (Foreword by)

New Press, Paperback, 9781565849563, 149pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005


This fully updated and expanded second edition of "The Field Guide to the Global Economy" presents the latest facts to help make sense of the rapidly changing international economy. Illustrated throughout with charts, graphs, and cartoons, the book documents new trends, including the foreign "outsourcing" of U.S. service jobs, as well as the increasing influence of mega-firms like Wal-Mart and labor union-free China on workers around the globe.

Published in conjunction with the Institute for Policy Studies, an independent research institute based in Washington, D.C., this accessible guide explains how global institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and North American Free Trade Agreement affect communities, workers, the poor, and the environment. The book dispels the widely disseminated propaganda about current globalization policies and provides an update on the burgeoning movement that is challenging them, from Bolivian water warriors to U.S. student anti-sweatshop activists.

About the Author
Sarah Anderson, director of IPS's Global Economy Project, sits on the Alliance for Responsible Trade steering committee.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, including "Nickel and Dimed", "Bait and Switch", "Bright-sided", "This Land Is Their Land", "Dancing In The Streets" and "Blood Rites". A frequent contributor to "Harper's" and "The Nation", she has also been a columnist at "The New York Times" and "Time" magazine.

A simply brilliant, hilarious satirist. "The Baltimore Sun"

It would be hard to find a wittier, more insightful guide to the last three decades than Ehrenreich. Arguing with her is part of the pleasure of reading her. Laura Shapiro, "Newsweek"