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
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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