Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace

Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace

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A provocative look at how today's trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers

Trade disputes are usually understood as conflicts between countries with competing national interests, but as Matthew C. Klein and Michael Pettis show, they are often the unexpected result of domestic political choices to serve the interests of the rich at the expense of workers and ordinary retirees. Klein and Pettis trace the origins of today's trade wars to decisions made by politicians and business leaders in China, Europe, and the United States over the past thirty years. Across the world, the rich have prospered while workers can no longer afford to buy what they produce, have lost their jobs, or have been forced into higher levels of debt. In this thought-provoking challenge to mainstream views, the authors provide a cohesive narrative that shows how the class wars of rising inequality are a threat to the global economy and international peace-and what we can do about it.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780300244175
BY (AUTHOR) Klein, Matthew C., BY (AUTHOR) Pettis, Michael
PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : June 02, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 156 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION :
A provocative look at how today's trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers

Trade disputes are usually understood as conflicts between countries with competing national interests, but as Matthew C. Klein and Michael Pettis show, they are often the unexpected result of domestic political choices to serve the interests of the rich at the expense of workers and ordinary retirees. Klein and Pettis trace the origins of today's trade wars to decisions made by politicians and business leaders in China, Europe, and the United States over the past thirty years. Across the world, the rich have prospered while workers can no longer afford to buy what they produce, have lost their jobs, or have been forced into higher levels of debt. In this thought-provoking challenge to mainstream views, the authors provide a cohesive narrative that shows how the class wars of rising inequality are a threat to the global economy and international peace-and what we can do about it.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780300244175
BY (AUTHOR) Klein, Matthew C., BY (AUTHOR) Pettis, Michael
PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : June 02, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 156 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Society & Social Sciences

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.