Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

By Daniel Altman

Look behind the headlines of the global economy and see how it really works--from migrant workers to banking CEOs. Part travel guide, part owner's manual, this is an absorbing, accessible, and essential road map for every citizen of the global economy in the 21st century.


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Book Information

Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 09/02/2008
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9780312428099
ISBN-10: 031242809X
Language: English

Full Description

In the span of one day, how does the world do business? In Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, journalist and economist Daniel Altman answers this question by visiting more than a dozen cities around the world and tracing the threads of our ever-changing, ever-integrating economic fabric. Readers travel to Syria, where the president wants to launch his country's first stock market; to Brazil, where a corruption scandal is brushed under the rug in the name of economic stability; to East Timor, where a new nation grapples with its impending oil wealth. Altman diagrams all the gears and cogs, showing how they fit together in the vast machinery of the global economy--all in the events of a single day. Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy is a new and accessible way to look at our complex world.

About the Author

Daniel Altman received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard and has written for The Economist and The New York Times, where he was the youngest member of the editorial board. He is now a columnist for the International Herald Tribune. He

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