The End of the Free Market by Ian Bremmer
Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?

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Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets

The End of the Free Market details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.

An expert on the intersection of economics and politics, Ian Bremmer has followed the rise of state-owned firms in China, Russia, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere. He demonstrates the growing challenge that state capitalism will pose for the entire global economy.

Among the questions addressed: Are we on the brink of a new kind of Cold War, one that pits competing economic systems in a battle for dominance? Can free market countries compete with state capitalist powerhouses over relations with countries that have elements of both systems-like India, Brazil, and Mexico? Does state capitalism have staying power?

This guide to the next big global economic trend includes useful insights for investors, business leaders, policymakers, and anyone who wants to understand important emerging changes in international politics and the global economy.

About Ian Bremmer

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IAN BREMMER is the president of Eurasia Group, the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs. His six books include the international bestseller The End of the Free Market and The J Curve. He lives in New York City and Washington, D.C. Visit.
Published May 13, 2010 by Portfolio. 243 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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“The power of the state is back,” announces Bremmer (The Fat Tail ), president of the Eurasia Group, in this sobering examination of the threat the em

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In particular, the crisis strengthened the appeal of state capitalism, which the book defines as “a system in which the state plays the role of leading economic actor and uses markets primarily for political gain.”.

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The End of the Free Market by Ian Bremmer (Portfolio Penguin, 2010) is a fair-minded look at the current stand-off between markets and sovereign governments – as far as author Ian Bremmer takes it.

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