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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I didn’t get answers to these kinds of issues from this book. State owned thee are often provided with more A warning to the rights of individual that state-capitalism threatens free market economics. After Bill McKibben’s “Eaarth” about overheated consumption’s impact bremjer the planet and Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” speaking on the toll modern day “Taker” culture has on society, and a viewing of Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I would not recommend reading it. Rather than being a methodical analysis of how statist regimes use industrial enterprises for political ends, using examples as case studies–i.

For example, market capitalism is branded as only good system because that’s the only one that The book is written with conclusions already in mind and the structure seems to have been created to state the already-formed conclusions.

The oil and gas sector is a keystone example.

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As a result, the book really misses the histo I gave this book the 3. An excellent book centered around an excellent question. I don’t have the knowledge to argue economics.

Free-market governments attempt to ensure that the economic game is played fairly.

Bremmer… provides a wide-ranging account of the rise of state capitalism and he litters his prose with apposite examples and acute insights. While the first pages may seem redundant for anyone well informed on economic policy, the last 50 pages of analysis make the entire read worthwhile. First, state capitalism just doesn’t have the same appeal as an ideology that communism had, it is “more a set of governing principles than a coherent political ideology.


The global economy is intertwined so that when China manipulates the value of their currency it effects the value their investment in US debt. He kept the reins rigid on the topic and raised a lot of points that I would like to hear him expound on.

It’s an interesting book – fairly easy to read despite a less-than-exciting subject matter, and it makes you think about things that don’t get a lot of press – like how industries that are state controlled have an markt over ones that aren’t because they can do things that are basically thhe, like buy things from countries with embargos.

It is a useful fiction to portray markets as free in order to extend business opportunities around the world but the reality is a harsh mistress. This guide to the next big global economic trend includes useful insights for investors, business leaders, policymakers, and anyone who wants to understand important emerging changes in international politics and the global economy.

Meanwhile, free brremmer hold several advantages over their statist cousins: Overall the books serves well as an introduction to state capitalism, what it is, and how it works, but makes frfe attempt at describing the actua The book starts with a bold question in its title but then fails to answer it.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The End of the Free Market holds essential insights for anyone conducting business on the global level.

The End of the Free Market

Bremmer postulates that for a variety of reasons, we have reached the end of the free market and state capitalism is increasingly emerging as the new global model see: A number of authoritarian governments, drawn to the economic power of capitalism but wary of uncontrolled free markets, have invented something new: An essential guide to the future of the world economy, The End of the Free Market describes the coming war for the soul of capitalism.


The freer markets exist at local levels where product and service providers fight tooth and claw to grasp at local opportunities but where competition is fierce. Economics is certainly one of those areas. And they do this for political purposes. Governments seemed less relevant as ideas, information, people, money, goods and services crossed international borders at unprecedented speed — and on a scale that makes these processes qualitatively different than anything that came before.

The United States was not invited by the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan tbe help them against militants and insurgents. While Bremmer is careful not to predict a new Cold War, he does worry about fissures in the international system and state-capitalist support for undemocratic regimes such as Guinea.

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

This is then contrasted with the more laissez-faire approach of Western economies, but at no point does the author make any serious predictions or eend.

Not exactly a convincing argument against “state capitalism”. I really did enjoy this book.

Refresh and try again. The resources governments obtain via state run companies usually have an incentive to be maleficent as the politician’s way of getting more power. The initial chapters are promising, but it is not developed; there is no narrative and very little investigation.

Brazil, India and other big emerging markets that have elements of both free market and state capitalist systems have seats at the G20 table alongside some serious free market skeptics.