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Wealth of Networks

Posted in Uncategorized by scarsonmsm on May 31, 2006

There’s a good discussion of Yochai Benkler’s Wealth of Networks going on over at Crooked Timber, including comment from Benkler. I haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve seen him speak a couple of times in the run-up to publication, and it’s definitely on my short list. In the mean time, the discussion is worth reading.


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  1. […] Trying to stay disciplined and finish Jagdish Bhagwati’s In Defense of Globalization before getting any deeper into Wealth of Networks. In Defense… and Why Globalization Works, by Martin Wolf, were two books recommended in the Economist review (req. subscription) of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat. In Defense…, as the title advertises, presents the view that globalization is essentially a benign phenomenon with a few unsavory side effects. Ignoring for the moment how far you want to go back in defining globalization (say, back to the slave trade…), it seems to me that at present where you fall in the globalization debate largely depends on whether you are predisposed to see things macroeconomically and in the long-term, or see short term microeconomic effects. […]

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