Synopses & Reviews
A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and thats just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economists global business editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas, and foster innovation. Covering phenomena such as how young Chinese studying in the West are infecting China with democratic ideals, to why the so-called “brain drain”—the flow of educated migrants from poor countries to rich ones—actually reduces global poverty, this is a fascinating look at how migration makes the world wealthier and happier.
About the Author
Robert Guest is currently the Business Editor at The Economist. Before joining The Economist, he was the Tokyo correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. The winner of numerous awards, Guest is a regular on both the BBC and CNN. He is the author of The Shackled Continent.
Table of Contents
Diaspora Economics: Why Tribalism Fosters Prosperity
Diaspora Politics: How Sea Turtles Will Turn China Democratic
Networks of Innovation: How Indian Exiles Will Save Medicare
Networks of Trust: How the Brain Drain Reduces Global Poverty
Networks of Hatred: Breeding Jihad and Genocide
The Hub Nation: Why America Will Remain Number One