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Outrageous Fortunes

The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape The Global Economy

By Daniel Altman, 1974-

A Harvard-trained economist's startling predictions reveal critical challenges in the decades ahead, helping individuals, businesses, and governments to make smarter decisions

As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month, or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the global economy will look like in the years to come—where will the long-term risks and opportunities arise? These are the questions that Daniel Altman confronts in his provocative and indispensable book.

The fate of the global economy, Altman argues, will be determined by deeper factors than those that move markets from moment to moment. His incisive analysis brings together hidden trends, societal pressures, and policy endgames to make twelve surprising but logical predictions about the years ahead. And his forecasts for the future raise a pressing question for today: With so many challenges awaiting us, are our political and economic institutions up to the task?

Outrageous Fortunes tells which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur. Altman's carefully reasoned text is an essential guide for the road ahead.




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Format: Book
Author: Altman, Daniel, 1974-
Title: Outrageous fortunes : the twelve surprising trends that will reshape the global economy / Daniel Altman.
Publisher Date: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Subject: Economic forecasting
Isbn: 9780805091021 0805091025
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Call Number: 330.9 Alt
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Bib Id: 351486

Format: Book
Author: Altman, Daniel, 1974-
Title: Outrageous fortunes : the twelve surprising trends that will reshape the global economy / Daniel Altman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Description: 257 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Economic forecasting
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-242) and index.
Contents: China will get richer, and then it will get poorer again -- The European Union will disintegrate as an economic entity -- The new colonialism will leave colonizers and colonized worse off in the long term -- Changing immigration policies in rich countries will worsen the brain drain from poor countries, even as they get richer -- The backlash against capitalism won't last, but it won't be replaced by political stability, either -- Americans will become the world's sales force -- As the global economy integrates, the middleman will win -- The collapse of the World Trade Organization will unlock new gains from trade -- A new set of lifestyle hubs will replace today's business hubs -- An enormous financial black market will arise outside of traditional centers -- Global warming will make rich countries cleaner and richer and poor countries dirtier and poorer -- The structure of political institutions will stop the world from solving its biggest problems.
LCCN: 2010018877
ISBN: 9780805091021
ISBN: 0805091025
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Call Number: 330.9 Alt