Titulo original: Global Capitalism. Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century. Frieden se ha propuesto contarnos esa historia, con W. Se recompuso gracias al notable giro que supuso el compromiso de Es- tados Unidos con los asuntos mundiales despuis de Pearl Harbor, un com- promiso que iba a durar durante toda la Guerra Fria y que poseia un ca- rdcter fuertemente dual: el capitalismo global no podia sobrevivir sin el poderio military la voluntadpolitica de Occidente, que a su vez solo se po- dian sostener gracias al ixito productivo del sistema capitalista. En esta ocasion las cosas se mantuvieron en pie. La historia que nos cuenta elproftsor Frieden no es en absoluto triun- falista, como 10 suelen ser los inftrmes ofrecidos por los economistas conser- vadores y neoliberales delpresente.

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Quotes by Jeffry A. The great alternatives to economic integration failed. Attempts to seal countries off from the rest of the world economy in the s were ultimately disastrous.

Germany, Italy, and Japan closed their economies and also turned toward dictatorship, war, and conquest. The poor countries and former colonies that created closed economies in the s and s collapsed into economic stagnation, social unrest, crisis, and military dictatorships in the s and s. Few countries have achieved economic progress without access to the international economy. But an insistence on globalization at all cost is equally misguided.

During the golden age of global capitalism before , governments committed themselves to international economic integration and little else. Supporters of free trade, the gold standard, and international finance wanted governments to limit themselves to safeguarding these policies and their properties. But these governments ignored the concerns of many harmed by globalization. As the working and middle classes grew, so did their demands for social reforms to improve the lot of the unemployed, the poor, children, and the elderly.

The clash between classical orthodoxy and these new social movements turned into bitter, often violent, conflicts, especially once the Depression hit.

Attempts to maintain global capitalism without addressing those ill treated by world markets drove societies toward polarization and conflict.


Capitalismo Global - Jeffry A. Freiden

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century Reviews: "Magisterial" and "one of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written. But to describe the book as simply a history of globalization as the title implies or to remark that it thoroughly and ably covers topics like the evolution of the gold price of silver between and , the battle between fascism, liberalism and communism in the s or the rise of social democracy is doing the work an injustice. This book is all that as well as a general interest comparative history, a careful study in comparative politics, a long-run analytical narrative of international political economy, and even quite simply an immaculately told story of almost everything important that happened in the realm of political economy in the last years or so. This book succeeds on all these fronts, and it should shoot straight to the top of the things to read for anyone with an interest in any of the several fields of study mentioned above.


FRIEDEN, Jeffry a. - Capitalismo Global


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