The Travels of A T-shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of A T-shirt in the Global Economy

An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade

Book - 2005
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Praise for THE TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

"Engrossing . . . (Rivoli) goes wherever the T-shirt goes, and there are surprises around every corner . . . full of memorable characters and vivid scenes."
- Time

"An engaging and illuminating saga. . . . Rivoli follows her T-shirt along its route, but that is like saying that Melville follows his whale. . . . Her nuanced and fair-minded approach is all the more powerful for eschewing the pretense of ideological absolutism, and her telescopic look through a single industry has all the makings of an economics classic."
- The New York Times

"Rarely is a business book so well written that one would gladly stay up all night to finish it. Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is just such a page-turner."
- CIO magazine

"Succeeds admirably . . . T-shirts may not have changed the world, but their story is a useful account of how free trade and protectionism certainly have."
- Financial Times

"[A] fascinating exploration of the history, economics, and politics of world trade . . . The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a thought-provoking yarn that exhibits the ugly, the bad, and the good of globalization, and points to the unintended positive consequences of the clash between proponents and opponents of free trade."
- Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)

"Part travelogue, part history, and part economics, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is ALL storytelling, and in the grand style. A must-read."
-Peter J. Dougherty, Senior Economics Editor, Princeton University Press author of Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?

"A readable and evenhanded treatment of the complexities of free trade . . . As Rivoli repeatedly makes clear, there is absolutely nothing free about free trade except the slogan."
- San Francisco Chronicle

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2005
ISBN: 9780470039205
0470039205
Branch Call Number: 382.45 RIV
Characteristics: xxi, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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Mar 12, 2016

There really isn't anything to be gained by this somewhat limited book by a less than superior author. Would heartily recommend the brilliant book by Donald Gibson: Wealth, Power, and the Crisis of Laissez Faire Capitalism. Never been impressed by any members of the Georgetown University faculty.

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