Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Freedom From Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy [Paperback]

Our Price $ 11.17  
Retail Value $ 15.95  
You Save $ 4.79  (30%)  
Item Number 248944  
Buy New $11.17
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Freedom From Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy by Edward Gresser...

In this provocative new book, Gresser shows how American liberals who look to put the brakes on globalization have unwittingly turned their backs on the poor in abandoning a tradition heralded by Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Clinton. Freedom From Want claims that American liberals have forgotten where they came from and have little idea how to move forward. Gresser's book restores the traditional, liberal vision of the global economy and prepares it for the future. Firstly, Gresser traces back the American tradition of liberal internationalism, and explains how and why it got off track. Secondly, Gresser reaches into the depths of trade policy for clear examples of how today's liberals are perpetuating policies that hurt the poor by leaving American jobs unprotected. Thirdly, the book explores how the same policies bring about suffering and instability in the world's poorest countries. Finally, Gresser looks to the future with liberal ideas to reform America's trade system, eliminate its bias against the poor, and promote stability and prosperity abroad.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 2007
Publisher   Soft Skull Press
ISBN  1933368624  
ISBN13  9781933368627  

Availability  2 units.
Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 07:46.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Edward Gresser

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > General
2Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Freedom From Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy?

America's Liberals should heed this call!!  Sep 8, 2008
Ed Gresser is a loyal Democrat that recognizes the value of trade to the economy of the USA. His well reasoned book in suppoert of international trade is clear in presenting a guide for future action that is less selfish than the recent positions taken by the Democratic party in regard to trade.
A left-wing defense of free trade  Jan 11, 2008
Edward Glesser is a former Clinton Administration economist who is dismayed by the attraction of protectionism to those on the political left. His historical description of trade politics in the U.S. makes it clear that trade protectionism has traditionally been a tenet of the right, championed by Alexander Hamilton in the 18th century, Henry Clay and William McKinley in the 19th century and Herbert Hoover in the 20th, among others.

Glesser does an excellent job exposing shallow protectionist rhetoric that pines for a utopia that never was prior to trade liberalization in the latter half of the 20th century. While acknowledging that trade causes job loss in some industries, he proves that it is a tiny fraction of overall job loss and losses of all kinds have been swamped by overall employment growth.

Glesser also gives powerful examples of benefits from trade to workers in the third world and, perhaps most importantly from a left-wing point of view, he notes the protectionists really offer no alternatives to these workers should such trade be curtailed.

Much of the book shies away from political sloganeering, although Glesser's suggested changes make it clear that he endorses many left-wing policy proposals outside of trade. People who want to learn some facts and see the big picture would be far better off listening to people such as Glesser rather than populist simpletons such as Lou Dobbs.

Write your own review about Freedom From Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Freedom From Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy