Megachange : The World In 2050

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-03-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This book will capture the sweeping, fundamental trends that are changing the world faster than at any time in human history. It will include chapters on about 20 of these "megatrends", each elegantly outlined by Economist contributors in 3,000-4,000-word chapters rich in supporting facts and graphics. They will be grouped in categories ("People", "Life and death", "Economy and business", "Knowledge"). There will be an introduction and a conclusion. The result will be a compelling read as well as a valuable research and reference tool.

Author Biography

Daniel Franklin is executive editor and business-affairs editor of The Economist. He is also the editor of The Economist's annual publication on the year ahead, The World in....

John Andrews has written for The Economist for more than 30 years and is deputy editor of The World in?. He is the author of The Economist Book of Isms.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: meet megachangep. xi
People and relationshipsp. 1
Not quite destinyp. 3
The health of nationsp. 21
Women's worldp. 36
Friends indeedp. 51
Cultural revolutionsp. 63
Heaven and earthp. 77
Believe it or notp. 79
Feeling the heatp. 92
The future of war: the weak become strongp. 111
Freedom's ragged marchp. 126
Taming Leviathan: the state of the statep. 138
Economy and businessp. 151
The age of emerging marketsp. 153
Globalisation, growth and the Asian centuryp. 170
The great levellingp. 181
Schumpeter Incp. 193
Market momentump. 203
Knowledge and progressp. 217
What (and where) next for sciencep. 219
Ad astrap. 229
The web of knowledgep. 241
Distance is dead. Long live locationp. 254
Of predictions and progress: more for lessp. 264
Acknowledgementsp. 276
Indexp. 277
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