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Clyde Prestowitz is the President of the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, D.C. His previous book is Trading Places. He lives in Potomac, Maryland

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Manufacturing a better future for America (2009)algumas edições25 exemplares


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A real page-turner, laying bare the machinations of America's warped foreign policy and the hold of the industrial-political superstate, albeit somewhat dated (2003). If you join the dots, you could extend the line to the future, and in many ways explain the inevitability with which violence on an unprecedented scale is being perpetrated in this age of supposed enlightenment.
Dilip-Kumar | 2 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
A good summary of the case against free trade, with some thoughtful observations about Chinese history and current politics.

I disagreed, back in the day, with the author's hardline position against Japan. Although history I think proved him wrong when Japanese industrial policy failed to achieve the dominance he predicted at the time, he makes a good defense for how it sowed the seeds of US eventual decline relative to China.
richardSprague | 2 outras críticas | Mar 26, 2022 |
In the latest issue of the American Prospect, Kuttner wrote a lengthy piece about US-China relations. In it, he cites a recent book—The World Turned Upside Down, by Clyde Prestowitz. I’ve been intrigued by the subject, so I just listened to the book over the past week.

Prestowitz and Kuttner argue that the US (and other global powers such as the UK) rose to global dominance through a mercantilist strategy, and that empires that move from mercantilism to a “free market” ideology fail. Their argument is support by the fact that, in the past 30 years, China has gone from being a rounding error in global economic terms, to likely surpass the US economically to become the largest economy in the world within the next decade. The UK and the US have strongly embraced “free markets” during this period, and China has pursued an extremely agressive mercantilist strategy.

China is run by the Chinese Communist Party. For every yuan the Party spends on its defense budget, it spends two yuan on domestic policing; in other words, the Party is very much not the “people’s” party. The Party is an alegal entity, meaning that there is no process whereby the party can be held to account. The military is run by the party, not the state.

US savings rates are 2%. Chinese savings rate are 45%. These funds are deposited in banks, and then directed by the CCP. 45% is a war-time savings rate; China has effectively been at war with the United States for the past 30 years…

It is worth calling out that this is in no way a racial issue. Taking issue with the CCP can be done in a way that stands in solidarity with the Chinese people, such as through supporting censorship resistance, human rights, etc.

I have a few questions related to some of my fields of work. With the CCP enforcing its crypto ban, which was issued in 2018, what is the outlook for the cryptocurrency community (whose values are likely the most archetypally diametric to the CCP)? And how will the CCP affect and engage with the global carbon markets?
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willszal | 2 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2021 |
That is ridiculously aggressive but I can't really find anything wrong with the arguments. China is pretty scary.
Paul_S | 2 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2021 |

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