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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The End of the Free Market – Foreign Policy

Oct 18, Anthony rated it liked it. To view it, click here. The book is written with conclusions already in mind and the structure seems to have been created to state the already-formed conclusions. I have read 2 of his books the other being Us v Them and can curtly summarise them as “Why the world is the way it is”. Among the questions addressed: Bremmer is saying subtly that for America to continue to lead it should be strong, smart, and principled.

As an expert on the intersection between economics and politics, Ian Bremmer is uniquely qualified to illustrate the rise of state capitalism and its long-term threat to the global economy. For those who do not follow this for a leaving, it will be a bit of an eye-opener. While he understands the factors that these countries have in common and those that they don’t, he doesn’t make the leap from his mass of anecdotes and descriptions to coming up with any kind of model that explains it all.

Mar 15, John Hively rated it did not like it.

Meanwhile, free markets hold several advantages over their statist cousins: He demonstrates the growing challenge that state capitalism brmmer pose for the entire global economy. With only the examples and details in this book, the only case made is that “state capitalism” provides a lot of benefits for the citizens and governments where it is practiced, and protections from the dangers bremer free markets.


Ian Bremmer born November 12, is an American political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk.

Book Review: “The End of the Free Market” by Ian Bremmer

Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts Sign Up. The book is not difficult to read and stress on different property rights allocation is appropriate. Sep 10, Asad Mahdi Hasan rated it it was ok. State Capitalist will always choose whatever path leaves them on top. The main characters in this story are the men who rule China, Russia, and the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf, but their successes are attracting imitators across much of the developing world.

For example, market capitalism is branded as only good system because that’s the only one that has worked while China-style state capitalism is not worth considering because it is bound to fail. Jan 22, Jake rated it really liked it. American- style free-market democracy might not be the wave of the future.

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About Yhe Bremmer Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Marrket Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Political risk guru Ian Bremmer examines the growing momentum of “state capitalism” in his new book The End of the Free Market: As valid as conclusions may be, the book’s arguments are poorly researched, poorly constructed and without fundamental basis.

Trivia About The End of the Fr Not exactly a convincing argument against “state capitalism”. Economics Management Politics Category: I really did enjoy this book.


The End of the Free Market – Wikipedia

The name isn’t quite what you would expect from the subtitle – it’s less about the fight between corporations and government and more about the fight between “state capitalism”, where industries are often owned or largely supported by the governments, and traditionally capitalistic countries, where there is some regulation and protectionism but most things are free.

The End of the Free Marjet Does state capitalism have staying power? This book was clearly written with an audience of wealthy American Friedmanites in mind. In the end, something of a disappointment.

Return to Book Page. For helping us to visualize the size and influence of these financial behemoths, he deserves our thanks.

The narrator does not tell us much that we couldn’t get from a series of surveys in The Economist. One of them asks a rhetorical question: How do you feel now that capitalism has been proven a failure? He also seems to think that state capitalism is the aberration, that some Friedmanite version of the “free market” is and should be the norm, and takes it as a given that only “free m In the end, something of a disappointment.

I do believe I’ll be looking into more books by Bremmer. So they negotiate their cartel arrangements openly e. A warning to the rights of individual that state-capitalism threatens free market economics.

The problem is even larger in Europe and Japan than in America. China, for example, dispatches its national oil ths to find sources and lock in long-term agreements.