Cover of: Borderless economics | Robert Guest

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"Today, thanks to the ease of technology and travel, we enjoy unprecendented levels of interconnectedness. Societies are increasingly mobile, and immigrant populations maintain strong ties with their native countries, allowing for an unbroken chain of innovation and knowledge that stretches all the way back home. Robert Guest, Global Business Editor for The Economist, shows how today's tribal networks transcend national borders, and how they are shaping the global community in unforeseen ways, including: So-called "Chinese sea turtles," young Chinese who come to the West for college before returning to China, eagerly absorb democratic ideals along with their technical training. Now, as they assume leadership positions in Chinese government and business, they will slowly turn China democratic. Indian diasporas, having long brought western technology to their home countries, are now bringing Indian technology to the West. They've already developed $70 refrigerators and $2,000 cars; their frugal innovations and managerial know-how are about to turn the global economy on its head. In a world where trade, trust, and information flow through ethnic networks, the nation that values open borders and encourages the growth of its diaspora populations will be the superpower of the twenty-first century. With on-the-ground reporting from dozens of countries, this is a timely look at the forces greater than national boundaries, and how they can be harnessed to move the whole planet forward"--

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"Today, thanks to the ease of technology and travel, we enjoy unprecendented levels of interconnectedness. Societies are increasingly mobile, and immigrant populations maintain strong ties with their native countries, allowing for an unbroken chain of innovation and knowledge that stretches all the way back home. Robert Guest, Global Business Editor for The Economist, shows how today's tribal networks transcend national borders, and how they are shaping the global community in unforeseen ways, including: So-called "Chinese sea turtles," young Chinese who come to the West for college before returning to China, eagerly absorb democratic ideals along with their technical training. Now, as they assume leadership positions in Chinese government and business, they will slowly turn China democratic. Indian diasporas, having long brought western technology to their home countries, are now bringing Indian technology to the West. They've already developed $70 refrigerators and $2,000 cars; their frugal innovations and managerial know-how are about to turn the global economy on its head. In a world where trade, trust, and information flow through ethnic networks, the nation that values open borders and encourages the growth of its diaspora populations will be the superpower of the twenty-first century. With on-the-ground reporting from dozens of countries, this is a timely look at the forces greater than national boundaries, and how they can be harnessed to move the whole planet forward"--

Table of Contents

The curse of isolation
Migrationomics: How moving makes us richer
Bridges to China: Tales from the world's greatest diaspora
Diaspora politics: How the sea turtles will turn China democratic
Networks of innovation: How migrants can cut your medical bills
Networks of trust: How the brain drain reduces global poverty
Networks of hate: Genocide, terrorism and crime
"A Ponzi scheme that works": Why migrants choose America
The hub of the world: Why America will remain number one
A mobile world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.48/209
Library of Congress
HM846 .G84 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
250 p. ;
Number of pages
250

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25353884M
Internet Archive
borderlesseconom0000gues
ISBN 10
0230113826
ISBN 13
9780230113824
LC Control Number
2011022135
OCLC/WorldCat
706020985
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