In 1999, John Ralston Saul began predicting that globalism would collapse. In 2005, he laid out this scenario in The Collapse of Globalism: and the Reinvention of the World Now he has enlarged the book, showing how today's crisis came about and suggesting what to do next.
In this new edition, Saul describes the current financial crisis as a mere boil to be lanced. The far more serious problem is that the West—driven by most of its economists, managers, consultants, and columnists—remains stuck on outdated ideas of growth, wealth creation, and trade expansion. They are still tryin to limit the debate to a narrow choice between protectionism and free trade and are concentrated on old-fashioned stimulation.
Public policy has been dominated by the people who created this crisis. Saul envisions a new sort of wealth creation and growth, and in place of reaction, advocates new forms of action.
About the author
John Ralston Saul is one of Canada’s leading social and political commentators. He is the author of numerous books on philosophy and contemporary politics, including Voltaire’s Bastards, Reflections Of A Siamese Twin, and most recently The Collapse of Globalism. Saul was the Massey lecturer in 1995, and won the 1996 Governor General’s Award for nonfiction for The Unconscious Civilization, based on those lectures. He is the former president of PEN Canada and the creator of the acclaimed LaFontaine Baldwin Lecture series. A regular speaker and panelist across Canada and internationally, John Ralston Saul currently lives in Toronto.
Other titles by John Ralston Saul
How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence
The Modern Classics:Doubters Companion
A Dictionary Of Aggressive Common Sense
Modern Classics: Voltaire's Bastards
The Dictatorship Of Reason In The West
The Four Walls of My Freedom
Lessons I've Learned from a Life of Caregiving
A Traveler's Tale
Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin
The Man in Blue Pyjamas
A Prison Memoir
Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Extraordinary Canadians Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baa
A Penguin Lives Biography