Noreena Hertz – World Expert on Globalization

Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz

 

 

This is to introduce – at Haplif & Haplifnet –

the economist Dr. Noreena Hertz (Twitter)  who is a Professor of Globalisation & Sustainability (Erasmus & Cambridge universities), an advisor to CEOs, governments, and NGOs. As a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, a leading thinker, communicator, and speaker… she advises some of the most powerful players globally (Facebook)

The Silent Takeover:

Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy 

Review

Of the world’s 100 largest economies, 51 are now corporations, only 49 are nation-states. The sales of General Motors and Ford are greater than the gross domestic product of the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, and Wal-Mart now has a turnover higher than the revenues of most of the states of Eastern Europe. Yet few of us understand fully the growing dominance of big business.

Widely acclaimed economist Noreena Hertz brilliantly reveals how corporations across the world manipulate and pressure governments by means both legal and illegal; how protest is becoming a more effective political weapon than the ballot-box; and how corporations are taking over from the state responsibility for everything from providing technology for schools to healthcare for the community.

The Silent Takeover asks us to recognize the growing contradictions of a world divided between haves and have-nots, of gated communities next to ghettos, of extreme poverty and unbelievable wealth. In the face of these unacceptable extremes, Noreena Hertz outlines a new agenda to revitalize politics and renew democracy. (Amazon) 

Here’s further background information on Wikipedia accompanied by a variety of smashing Google images. 

Noreena – a world expert on economic globalization – fits very well into our worldwide optimizations’ endeavors, and I’m looking forward to keeping up with her thoughts – primarily via Twitter tweeting. 🙂

Supplementary: Global Haplifnet – weekly roundups

haplif – Frank Kalder

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One Response to Noreena Hertz – World Expert on Globalization

  1. haplifnet says:

    noreenahertz (Twitter) replied on August 5:

    @haplifnet, thanx so much for creating http://bit.ly/EIIxL – greatly appreciated.

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