Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today?s global economy Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world. In Straight Talk on Trade, Dani Rodri An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today?s global economy Not ...

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Title:Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
Author:Dani Rodrik
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Genres:Economics
ISBN:B0728P4S9C
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:331 pages pages

Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy Reviews

  • Josh
    Jun 17, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • Diego
    Jan 28, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

  • Mark Bradley
    Apr 08, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

  • Ivank
    Aug 06, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

  • Charles
    Apr 21, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

  • Cagri
    Jul 13, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

  • Warren
    Apr 11, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

  • Iván
    Mar 21, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

  • Josh Jones
    Jul 28, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • Hoang Trang
    Apr 30, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

  • Dan Griswold
    Mar 30, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

  • Ryan Tolusso
    Sep 10, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

  • Fernando  Hoces de la Guardia
    Mar 09, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

  • Aliya Jabbar
    Jan 08, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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    ...

  • Adam WingĂĄrdh
    May 10, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sonali
    Mar 04, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

  • moome qamar
    Dec 08, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

  • Martin Dubeci
    Feb 24, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

  • Daniel Payares Montoya
    Apr 30, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

  • Vinay
    Dec 11, 2017

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

  • Ron Stoop
    Jan 13, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

  • John  Mihelic
    Feb 18, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

  • Raimundo Monge
    Sep 20, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • GAHYUN OH
    May 04, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • Benno Hansen
    Apr 22, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

  • R Verma
    Apr 27, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • Benjamin Shobert
    Sep 17, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...

    Classic Rodrik and spot on the money as usual, in my opinion. ...

    Un libro sobre el comercio mundial y la globalización. Aunque tiene partes muy interesantes, me ha resultado un poco pesado y me ha costado terminarlo. ...

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  • Shane SenĂ©cal-Tremblay
    Mar 29, 2018

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

  • Conrad
    Feb 25, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

  • Sherzod Sherov
    Apr 07, 2019

    I find that my hit percentage on economics books is about 50%. One out of every two books I read is excellent, and the other is awful. Very little seems to be in between. Unfortunately for me, this book is in the latter group. It is supposed to be, I think, an effort to show that a mai...

    Don't think I appreciated this as much I should have. I'd read many of Rodrik's arguments before -- both in his and others' columns on PS -- and many of the nuances were lost on me, mainly because I'm not particularly knowledgable in trade economics. Things I liked: - Rodrik's tril...

    Rodriks most interesting insights were the following, by topic... On trade agreements: Free trades greatest cheerleaders often talk with both sides of their mouthes. They quip that gains accrue from specialized imports (comparative advantage), and that exports are good because they...

    This book serves as a good introduction/overview to The Globalisation Paradox and Economics Rules, adding Rodrik?s views on recent developments (Trump, Brexit, right-wing extremism in EU). For those who?ve followed Rodrik?s body of work, the book isn?t a breath-taking discovery...

    This is one of those books where they took a bunch of columns and tied them together to try to make a coherent whole. In terms of those kinds of books, this is pretty well done. Rodrik is a smart and thoughtful economist just on the edge of being too heterodox for the academy. One big ...

    Jeden z mojich ob?úbených ekonómov. Kniha ok, ak chcete intro do kritickej?ieho zmý?lania o globlalizácii a obchode. Je to súbor publikovaných textov inde, tak?e nemá to nejaký ve?ký celistvý príbeh, ?o je kúsok ?koda. ...

    This is the kind of book that I need to get paid to read! Here's my review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/0... ...

    This is not a book. Is a collection of op-eds force into a book. Very disappointing as Rodrik could have written something much more coherent with a central message on how to assess the trade-offs behind trade. ...

    Amid the current climate when trade has become contentious again, this book has the potential to inform the public about the true nature of the ongoing debates since much represented in the media has been noise. Unfortunately, it felt short of my expectations in this aspect. Despite it...

    Note: though I don't disagree with most of the material in this book, I strongly disagree with much of its framing, so take that for what it's worth in reading this review. I didn't finish the book because I found it to be frustrating on several accounts. I bought this book on the s...

    Straight Talk o Trade, es un libro que pone en el centro de la discusión la importancia del Estado-Nación en los debates sobre la economía global. Rodrik nos dice que para que la economía global funcione tenemos que hacer primero que la economía de los países funcione, que debemo...

    I found this book to be very clear and enlightening on the topic of free trade/globalization. First of all, Dani writes extreme lucid about the challenges facing us as a result of the global trade regime, which is by no means completely free. I think his strongest point is that t...

    President Trump should read this. Trade is more nuanced than Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. In general the gains from trade have benefited the world. However, there are some losers and dislocations. This book discusses the details of trade beyond the eonomist's espoused "tr...

    First 50 pages of the book deserves at least 4 stars where Rodrik lays out his ideas about trade. Then, he starts delving into discussions on economic theory where he repeats his previous books. The rest of the book contains various ideas about almost anything. The organization of the ...

    A book is more than a collection of op-eds and think-pieces. Dani Rodrik has so much interesting to say about the consequences of globalistion (e.g. Rodiks trilemma), so it is a shame he communicates this through a recycling of existing texts. Behind the incoherent and difficult to fol...

    If you have read Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox, this won't be greatly different in the overarching theme of the book. But the flow of his ideas, the narrative he spins around the contemporary events occuring around the world and what it portends make for a very enlightening r...

    Dani Rodrik appears to be a voice of reason in today's debate on international economy. Interesting beginning chapters and final chapters that should be required reading for any politician. But a bit too text bookish middle chapters for my non-economist taste. ...

    It is a great book but it repeats a lot from previous ones. I would say that this is like a summary of the arguments that professor Rodrik has been doing against ?free? trade, globalization and the orthodox economic approach through the years. ...

    Dani Rodrik, who wrote the outstanding "Globalization Paradox" back in 2011, has basically written the same book again while removing some of the best ideas and making the style really dry. Reading this feels like doing homework for a very boring class ...

    One of the best books ...