Ian Bremmer. When they began to liberalize, these emerging-market countries only partially embraced free-market principles. The political officials. May 11, It should continue to believe in itself and free markets, says Ian Bremmer in his misleadingly titled, “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the. A number of authoritarian governments, drawn to the economic power of capitalism but wary of uncontrolled free markets, have invented something new: state.

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As a result, the book really misses the histo I gave this book the 3.

The End of the Free Market

The freer markets exist at local levels where product and service providers fight tooth and claw to grasp at local opportunities but where competition is fierce. Can free market countries compete with state capitalist powerhouses over relations with countries that have elements of both systems-like India, Brazil, and Mexico? I didn’t get answers to these kinds of issues from this book.

It’s kind of depressing but important to think about. The narrator does not tell us much that we couldn’t get from a series of surveys in The Economist. I guess the real question is: May 13, Pages. Some offer entertaining, informative or outraged calls-to-arms, such as the books by Michael Lewis, who clearly has set the bar high when it comes to writing popular non-fiction about High Finance.

Among the questions addressed: To fuel the rising prosperity on which their long-term survival will depend, political leaders in China, Russia, the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf and other authoritarian states have accepted that they have to embrace market-based capitalism.

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An accompanying argument is that foreign governments own corporations that compete with private US corporations. And to what extent are do various countries practice state capitalism? We are experiencing technical difficulties. I would not recommend reading it. But due to recent questions regarding the merits of free markets after the — financial crisis, the need for job growth and economic stability in less-than-democratic regimes, and the growth of the economies and influence of state-capitalist countries, this form of capitalism is catching on worldwide.

State owned companies are often provided with more privileges than other companies with additional barrier to potential competitors.

For helping us to visualize the size and influence of these financial behemoths, he deserves our thanks. Faced with the choice of growing the total pie and taking a smaller percentage, or remaining in charge of a smaller pie… they will always choose the smaller pie with control.

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He poses at least ten hypothetical scenarios in the book, including given the mutually assured economic destruction or interdependence between the United States and China, what happens if China closes the door? This quick review was written on my iphone.

Another way to identify a state-capitalist country is by looking at the use of four specific policy tools. He also talks about the gulf monarchies, the new trend in I had this on audiobook and pretty much did the audio markey of skimming, because These businesses are not driven by ideological goals, even if these entities answer to governments and not shareholders.


The author is present at a meeting with high-level Chinese officials. The book does an excellent job at showing the distinct philosophical differences between supporters of capitalism and supporters of state-capitalism. Read it Forward Read it first.

Ian Bremmer born November 12, is an American political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk. An excellent book centered around an excellent question. Reduction of competition and little feedback from public scrutiny. Sep 12, Joe rated it really liked it Shelves: China, Saudi Araba, US emd of banks, etc.

Saya tentu tidak menyalahkan Ian Bremmer, karena memang sedari awal dia Terlalu mudah ditebak. All in all, a disappointing look at an economic phenomenon that requires a much better book.

It is however noteworthy that some of these nuances have been captured in his latest book, Us v Them. It does so with a bit less harsh language; th at the same time, it really doesn’t do a good job explaining why the hegemony of another country would be worse than the historical results that the US has created among the nations of its imperial sphere.