Global Thinking

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.


Ruchir Sharma
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Comments [2]

Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

I believe strongly in energy independence for the US, but I believe in getting it in ways that don't endanger the planet (i.e., oil, fracking) or our health (i.e., oil, fracking). There's just so much our health can be endangered before energy independence plays second fiddle to our own funerals. We have solar energy, wind energy, water (wave) energy, the burning of our own calories (i.e., wind-up radios), to use and none of these sources produces any noxious or toxic waste. Let's try to stick with these and let the rest of the world follow our good example rather than mock our hypocrisy.

Dec. 24 2012 10:44 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

After WWII, there was no place for "American jobs" to go to. Europe and Japan were digging out of rubble.The Soviet bloc and China were closed communist societies. Asia, Latin America and Africa were in poverty. There was no place for "American jobs" to be exported to.
That changed after the fall of communism by the early 1990s. Then the whole world opened up to US investment. The world changed and the economy became truly globalized.

Dec. 24 2012 10:34 AM

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