The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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One of Washington's premier insiders ("Financial Times") describes how today's risky mortgage environment came to be--and why the mortgage mess is a symptom of future trouble.

Author Biography

David Smick advises some of the world’s most successful money managers through his investment and strategic consulting firm Johnson Smick International, Inc. He is also the founder, editor, and publisher of The International Economy, an acclaimed quarterly. He has served as an adviser to both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and has written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Mr. Smick and his family live in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
The End of the Worldp. 9
A Dangerous Ocean of Moneyp. 36
Entrepreneurs in a World of Private Equity and Hedge Fund Troublemakersp. 68
Tony Soprano Rides the Chinese Dragonp. 93
Japanese Housewives Take the Commanding Heightsp. 131
Nothing Stays the Same: The 1992 Sterling Crisisp. 158
The Incredible Shrinking Central Banksp. 186
Class Warfare and the Politics of Globalizationp. 211
Surviving and Prospering in This Age of Volatilityp. 238
Epilogue: The Flight to New Canadap. 271
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
A Word on Sourcesp. 298
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 304
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