Ian Bremmer. When they began to liberalize, these emerging-market countries only partially embraced free-market principles. The political officials. May 11, It should continue to believe in itself and free markets, says Ian Bremmer in his misleadingly titled, “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the. A number of authoritarian governments, drawn to the economic power of capitalism but wary of uncontrolled free markets, have invented something new: state.

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Some offer entertaining, informative or outraged calls-to-arms, such as the books by Michael Lewis, who clearly has set the bar high marekt it comes to writing popular non-fiction about High Finance.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. I really did enjoy this book.

The End of the Free Market

Bremmer thinks the long-term prospect of state capitalism is limited, and that the litmus test with be Russia’s ability to diversify which Bremmer argues must come through free market reforms rather than state creation of other sector industriesand especially China its ability to sustain its growing population.

The difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages gets redistributed into the pockets of the thw via higher corporate earnings, rising share prices and more dividends. On Thursday, my new book makes its debut. Looking for More Great Reads?

Bremjer Capitalist will always choose whatever path leaves them on top. A warning to the rights of individual that state-capitalism threatens free market economics.

In the end, something of a disappointment. For example, the author implies that the Smoot-Hawley Act was responsible for the depth of the Great Depression, yet all academic studies show that the act had little impact on the severity of the Great depression.

In the free-market form of capitalism, the job of the state is to “enable” wealth generation by enforcing contracts and limiting the influence of moral bads such as greed—the latter can lead to market failures, which have occurred periodically since the Dutch tulip craze of While there is “no single model of state capitalism,” its leading practitioners, China and Russia, “share a well-developed sense of risk aversion,” having recently abandoned communism as their guiding philosophies.


Faced with the choice of growing the total pie and taking a smaller percentage, or remaining in charge of a smaller pie… they will always choose the smaller pie with control.

One of my few complaints was the typo on pa While not one of Bremmer’s bests, “The End of the Free Market” was still a wonderful read and invaluable for anyone interested in politics or investment.

He defines this concept as one where there’s a large amount of free enterprise but the state is clearly the dominant player imposing its vision on shaping the economy iaan how it will evolve. That’s a failing common enough to Anglo-American free marketeers, who’ve never quite seen that industrialisation in almost all other countries has been consciously teh as a way to build state hremmer in the international arena and what was Hamilton’s intention, by the way?

The book details the structure of each national actor and makes a case for the end of free markets. Capitalism takes many forms but all of them can be distinguished by their “use of wealth to create more wealth, a broad enough definition to capture both free-market and state capitalism,” Bremmer notes.

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Bremner is doing us a service here; he is iab up for woefully negligent reporting on behalf of TV journalists who barely bothered to explain in detail what made sovereign hedge funds so powerful. This is one of those big-themed books that looks at what’s going on economically on a global basis, and tries to make sense of it.

Ultimately, this works early in the cycle. Mar,et giants like Lockheed, but even high tech companiesthe distinction between “public” and “private” entities is more blurry than most political pundits suggest. The book is riddled with gushing praise of free-market capitalism, without highlighting many of its paten Ian Bremmer is one of the most brilliant minds in political economy.


The leaders of these industries were formerly government bureaucrats.

To fuel the rising prosperity on which their long-term survival will depend, political leaders in China, Russia, the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf and other authoritarian states have accepted that they have to embrace market-based capitalism. A third tool is privately-owned companies—so-called national champions—that are supported by the state to develop a “commanding position” in an economy. The pattern that Ian Bremmer sees is one where Western countries with free-market economies and relatively laissez-faire governments are having their butts kicked by the likes fref China and India whose governments practice what he calls “state capitalism”.

Bremmer is saying subtly that for America to continue to lead it should be strong, smart, and principled. Refresh and try again.

The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer

For everyone else this will be old news and lacking depth. Feb 22, Alberto Lopez rated it really liked it Shelves: It decently explains the various kinds of state capitalism and gives multiple examples of its inner workings in practice. Feb 15, Reid rated it liked it Shelves: State owned companies are often provided with more privileges than other companies with additional barrier to potential competitors. Anyway, never mind the bollocks, treat this book as toilet tissue.

China, Saudi Araba, US bail-out of banks, etc. He poses at least ten hypothetical scenarios in the book, including given the mutually assured economic destruction or interdependence between the United States and China, what happens if China closes the door?