The title delivers on the topic, except that the information is dated because this book was written before the global economic recession of 2008. The book's discussion and review of corporate activity in India and China is more glowing than I think is warranted. However the book does address problems for both the West and Eastern nations in the rise of these two Asian giants. It serves as a decent introduction to changes that have happened, are happening, and may happen for the world, and particularly the US, in light of Asia's economic development, Being unfamiliar with the topic except occasional newspaper articles, I found enough in this book to satisfy my initial interest. It paints a broad background sketch of some rapid changes that have occurred within the last couple decades.
The saccharin, complacent voice of Laural Merlington would suit a romance novel more than a book analyzing economic, social, and political trends. She reads clearly, but her tone and inflection do not support serious non-fiction. As I listened, I kept thinking a unicorn was going to arrive to save the day. I had the impression throughout the book that she was just reading rather than processing (understanding) the words.
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