Edge of Chaos by Dambisa Moyo audiobook

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It

By Dambisa Moyo
Read by Pamala Tyson

Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 9780465097463
8.47 Hours 1
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From an internationally acclaimed economist comes a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy. Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history’s greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds—from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

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New York Times bestseller

From an internationally acclaimed economist comes a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy.

Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history’s greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds—from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards.

In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Edge of Chaos is intensely focused in its purpose and forthright in its findings. It has narrative drive; it is not self-indulgent or too long; and it uses statistics and other factual evidence from wide-ranging sources to powerful polemical effect.” Literary Review
“Economist Moyo takes on thorny questions of economic and political stagnation…The author’s program of remedy is provocative and of much interest to advocates of growth. Moyo clearly identifies systemic problems that the democracies—or what’s left of them—would do well to address.” Kirkus Reviews
“Since the 2008 financial crisis, most of the world hasn’t exactly been living large. Economist Moyo has some ideas on how to change that…An intriguing partnership of economic policy and political reforms for solving stagnating economic growth in the West.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Dambisa Moyo

Author Bio: Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo is a prize-winning economist and author of the New York Times bestsellers Winner Take All, How the West Was Lost, and Edge of Chaos. She was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine. She is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. She earned a PhD in economics from Oxford University and master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English