In One World, Ready or
Not, William Greider focuses his incomparable reportorial skills on the
global economy, which he contends is sowing “creative destruction” everywhere.
Greider explains the dynamics of the global economy in terms
of human struggle. As he makes clear, the actions of multinational corporations
and finance capitalists are no longer guided by the national interests of their
home countries, but by the imperatives of the free market. As the global
economy’s contradictions multiply and its instabilities deepen, are we doomed
to relive the world depression and the rise of violent fascism experienced in
the early twentieth century?
Greider believes we are not, provided we are willing to
recognize the dangers for what they are—as threats not only to our middle-class
lifestyles but also to social peace in both rich and poor countries alike—and
provided national governments can be persuaded to reassert their powers to regulate
players in the global market and protect the rights of workers everywhere
before it’s too late. Download and start listening now!