Dark commerce—smuggling, counterfeiting, pirating, fencing—is one of humanity’s oldest professions, noted and condemned by leaders of Mesopotamian empires, Egyptian scribes, and Greek philosophers.
“Parag Khanna is right that the world is becoming more multipolar. China’s challenge to the Western world order is real. How the U.S.
“Collier endorses capitalism for the long haul because it ‘has the potential to lift us all to unprecedented prosperity.’ However, he writes that ‘capitalist societies must be ethical as we
“Capitalism in America is an unabashed, detailed defense of capitalism.”
By all appearances, Beijing looks on track to become the world’s largest and most productive economy in a few years.
“‘Who owns the engines of the economy, and how are they governed?’”
"through this book of nonfiction snippets, however enlightening, the idea of the author seeing a much bigger picture emerges, one best told through the experience of the different parts."
“A copy of Peter Phillips’ Giants: The Global Power Elite should be in everyone’s book case, like a good dictionary or atlas.”
Isabel Sawhill says she was “dumbfounded by the 2016 election.” Having already started her book she had to address new, fundamental questions. Who voted for President Trump and why?
“This book is full of deep insights and good ideas.”
"One would think that a biography of an economist would make almost as dull a read as a book on economics.
“From ancient Greece to the modern globalized economy, Kurz distills the essence of various schools of thought and the personalities who made them.”
The concept of “the digital divide” originated in the 1990s and has over the years had multiple definitions.
“a clever, deeply informative, and often brilliant analysis of key historical forces that have pushed U.S. politics and policy dangerously starboard . . .”
Steven Brill’s Tailspin is an astonishingly shrewd and detailed account of our modern American reality.
We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.
Ever since Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, the words “white working class” have had a hocus-pocus power in American politics.
New York is a different city in 2017 than it was in 1975.
In his 1964 classic, Suicide of the West, James Burnham expressed the global geopolitical contraction of the West by showing the unmistakable trend of the Western powers’ loss of control o
Human civilization is constantly changing, argues David Smick in The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone, a manifesto for a new set of policies d
"The Smartest Places on Earth is a smart book."
Donald Trump must be punching himself for not locking up the rights to the title of Parag Khanna’s second book in the trilogy that Connectography now completes.
“Alec Ross answers the clarion call for innovators who can imagine tomorrow today.”
Without the Federal Reserve Bank, there might not be ecommerce or even an Internet, which both depend on money. A century ago the country lacked the financial institutions to be globally competiti
“a needed addition to the shelves of thoughtful parents and citizens, affluent or not.”