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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Bremmer Narrator: Willis Sparks Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781596596054
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Providing an understanding of the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets, The End of the Free Market details this growing phenomenon - a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.

An expert on the intersection of economics and politics, Ian Bremmer has followed the rise of state-owned firms in China, Russia, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere. He demonstrates the growing challenge that state capitalism will pose for the entire global economy. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] well-crafted, thought-provoking book about the rise of state-controlled economies like China and Russia and the challenges they pose to American companies—and, ultimately, to the United States itself.”

    New York Times

  • “Provides a wide-ranging account of the rise of state capitalism and he litters his prose with apposite examples and acute insights. Nobody with a serious interest in the current dilemma should pass it by.”

    Economist

  • “A powerful case for the superiority of regulated free markets above state capitalism and a clear prescription for how the US can defend its competitive advantage in the future.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/22/2013

    " Very compelling analysis of ascendant state capitalist systems. The author defends the 'free market' system, but fails to make the case for why its survival is so crucial. I want to believe him, but was left unconvinced. We're in for a rough ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jubeen | 12/10/2013

    " Very informative read, yet too detail and repetitive in some parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralph Orr | 11/24/2013

    " Good nuanced and balanced introduction to state capitalism and its challenges to the market-capitalism (state regulated) that is the Western norm. Now somewhat dated in its comments about Egypt, yet still quite useful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Gillilan | 9/28/2013

    " great foundation - but didn't bring it hard enough in the final chapters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Egge | 7/14/2012

    " Eminently insightful and useful. Though the information is excellent, its organization sometimes feels topsy-turvey and a little repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 5/12/2011

    " Interesting and relevant especially after the 2008 crisis. Worth a read if you are interested in current affairs and the global economy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Cavanaugh | 4/23/2011

    " A terrific overview of a subject - state capitalism - that had the potential to be pretty dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/27/2010

    " A terrific overview of a subject - state capitalism - that had the potential to be pretty dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/1/2010

    " Very compelling analysis of ascendant state capitalist systems. The author defends the 'free market' system, but fails to make the case for why its survival is so crucial. I want to believe him, but was left unconvinced. We're in for a rough ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/12/2010

    " Eminently insightful and useful. Though the information is excellent, its organization sometimes feels topsy-turvey and a little repetitive. "

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About the Author

Ian Bremmer is president of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, and other publi­cations. His books include the international bestseller The End of the Free Market and The J Curve. He lives in New York City and Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Willis Sparks focuses on top global political risks as well as US politics and elections. Willis also works directly with Eurasia Group’s president Ian Bremmer on a variety of macro-political risk projects. Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2005, Willis worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. Willis holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he specialized in international security policy and the study of the former Soviet Union. He also earned an MA degree in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. Willis holds two BA degrees from Brown University and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.