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The economic pivot in a political context [electronic resource] /
Charles Wolf, Jr. ; with a foreword by Newton N. Minow.
imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c1997.
description
xix, 211 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
156000326X (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c1997.
isbn
156000326X (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
13433174
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
During the Cold War, it was clear who was on which side. Our current global environment lacks such parameters, yet is marked by certain defining attributes. Wolf examines topics such as economics and military power, and politics and security.
Main Description
"When all too many so-called experts see things as theywish they were, Charles Wolf analye facts to provide genuine insights into the past, present andfuture. This makes him an invaluable source for anyone who seeks to understand economic,political and security issues and trends."--Karen Elliott House,Wall Street Journal Wolf's most probing essays, spanning several subjects appearshere.
Main Description
"When all too many so-called experts see things as they wish they were, Charles Wolf analyze facts to provide genuine insights into the past, present and future. This makes him an invaluable source for anyone who seeks to understand economic, political and security issues and trends."--Karen Elliott House, Wall Street Journal Wolf's most probing essays, spanning several subjects appears here.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Prologue: Conventional Unwisdom and Unconventional Wisdom
Nonaccountability Among the Expertsp. 3
The Ebb of Neo-Mercantilismp. 7
Pitfalls of Public Policy: Strategic Trade Policy and Industrial Policyp. 11
Glib Rhetoric, Loose Thinkingp. 23
Taxes, Trade, and Growthp. 27
Global Competition for Long-Term Capital: Who Will Win?p. 31
What's Behind the Weak Dollar?p. 39
Who Really Needs a Country Anymore?p. 43
Why Asia Will Matter More Than Europep. 47
Clintonomics versus Reaganomicsp. 51
Social Capital and Economic Performancep. 55
"Downsizing," Corporate Responsibility, and the Trade-Off Between Efficiency and Equityp. 63
Competing Priorities in the Post-Cold War Erap. 69
Military Power, Economic Power, and a Less Disorderly Worldp. 73
Economics and Security in Central Europep. 77
Economic Instruments, Military Instruments, and National Powerp. 81
Arms, Trade, and a Less Disorderly Worldp. 95
Gun Control at Home, Decontrol Abroadp. 99
Nixon's View of the Worldp. 103
Where the Disorderly World is Headingp. 107
Dissecting the Japanese Problem with "Occam's Razor"p. 113
Resuming the Protracted U.S.-Japan Economic Debatep. 117
Clearing the Fog Over U.S.-Japan Economic Relationsp. 121
The Strong Yen of a Weakened Economyp. 125
Sense and Nonsense About Dealing with Japanp. 129
China's Enlarged Economyp. 133
Asia's Rise Will Advance U.S. Prosperityp. 137
The United States and Japan: "Revisionism" Revisitedp. 141
Rivalry and Disputes Among the Big Threep. 145
Transforming Command Economies into Market Economies: Problems, Solutions, Obstaclesp. 151
The Ingredients of Transforming Command Economiesp. 165
Democracy and Free Marketsp. 169
Some Hopeful Signs amidst the Commonwealth's Economic Travailsp. 173
Limited Optimism Rather Than Boundless Pessimism About the Russian Economyp. 177
Two are Better than Onep. 183
The Question of Soviet Aidp. 187
Aiding Russia and Ukrainep. 191
To Privatize, Randomizep. 197
Swapping Debt for Equity in Russiap. 201
Indexp. 205
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