Posts tagged "globalization"
Cressida Leyshon on Dave Eggers’ new novel, “A Hologram for the King”:
It’s set in Saudi Arabia and concerns an American businessman who’s travelled to the country in an attempt to revive his flagging career. Through the figure of Alan Clay, Eggers explores the changing realities of the global marketplace and reveals hidden aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. It’s a fascinating novel, and I realized midway through it that I’ve read far more journalism than fiction about both globalization and Saudi Arabia. I was interested to find out why Eggers chose to make these the subject of his latest novel and I sent him a few questions about it.
Click-through to read Leyshon’s interview with Dave Eggers: http://nyr.kr/Mtrkfs
Global deleveraging scorecard from McKinsey, June 2012. The USA is deleveraging faster than European countries.
India’s Economy Slows, With Global Implications
While short-term growth has slowed but not ground to a halt, India’s problems have dampened hopes that it, along with China and other non-Western economies, might help revive the global economy
Full Story: New York Times
Photo of Chinese factory workers at lunch. If you squint, it looks a lot like Pittsburgh or Flint circa 1954.