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  • "Moyo's diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention." — Paul Collier, The Observer
  • "Moyo's diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention." — Paul Collier, The Observer
  • "Moyo's diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention." — Paul Collier, The Observer

We all know the world’s resources – the commodities that underpin our daily lives and economies – are scarce. But how many of us know what that really means for the global economy today?

Winner Take All represents the penetrating research Dambisa Moyo has conducted to uncover the realities behind the numbers. By looking at the developing trends in our commodities markets, and recent geo-political shifts, she has revealed the true state of the contemporary world and the shape it will take over the coming decades. This is not just about oil.

Commodities permeate virtually every aspect of the modern world: from the energy complexes that power transport and the electricity grid, to the water needed for all life. From land for food production to the long list of minerals without which technology ceases to exist.

What Moyo shows is we are in the middle of unprecedented times. She details how China has embarked on one of the greatest commodity rushes in history and examines the effects this is having on us all. Where is China taking control of land and water? Who is giving up their title to these precious resources? What will be the financial and geopolitical effect of all this?

And is large-scale resource conflict inevitable or avoidable?

Winner Take All is a challenging look at the hard facts we all need to face if we want a just, balanced and peaceful global economy for the 21st Century.

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Winner Take All
China's Race For Resources and What It Means for the World

We all know the world’s resources – the commodities that underpin our daily lives and economies – are scarce. But how many of us know what that really means for the global economy today?

Winner Take All represents the penetrating research Dambisa Moyo has conducted to uncover the realities behind the numbers. By looking at the developing trends in our commodities markets, and recent geo-political shifts, she has revealed the true state of the contemporary world and the shape it will take over the coming decades. This is not just about oil.

Commodities permeate virtually every aspect of the modern world: from the energy complexes that power transport and the electricity grid, to the water needed for all life. From land for food production to the long list of minerals without which technology ceases to exist.

What Moyo shows is we are in the middle of unprecedented times. She details how China has embarked on one of the greatest commodity rushes in history and examines the effects this is having on us all. Where is China taking control of land and water? Who is giving up their title to these precious resources? What will be the financial and geopolitical effect of all this?

And is large-scale resource conflict inevitable or avoidable?

Winner Take All is a challenging look at the hard facts we all need to face if we want a just, balanced and peaceful global economy for the 21st Century.

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  • "Dambisa Moyo offers a smart primer for investors looking to make sense of the opportunities and risks in the commodity space today. You must read this book if you want to understand the reality of what's happening in the world today. I am afraid the West is going to wake up too late to prepare for the future. "  —  Jim Rogers, Author of the Bestselling book “Hot Commodities”
  • "Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience. "  —  Kirkus Reviews
  • "For anyone longing to make sense of tectonic, eco-political shifts occurring in the commodities market, Winner Takes All is a fascinating and important book. By focussing her razor-sharp mind on China's central role in the new commodities rush, Ms Moyo sheds light on and makes sense of a profound and dramatic moment in our history. Her book is a must-read. "  —  Peter Munk, Chairman and Founder, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • "Dambisa Moyo offers a timely and provocative answer to two crucial questions: How are China’s leaders rushing to meet their country’s exploding demand for energy and what does this mean for the rest of us? From Africa to Central Asia to Latin America, China exerts growing influence over prices for the commodities we all must buy to fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our economies. It’s a recipe for conflict—and at a crucial moment for the future of the global economy. "  —  Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
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How The West Was Lost
Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead

Amid the hype of China’s rise to global power, the most important story of our generation is being pushed aside: how the West’s rapidly growing population of the unskilled, unemployed, and disaffected threatens the nation’s wealth and stature.

In How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling author and economist Dambisa Moyo sheds light on how a host of shortsighted policy decisions have left the economic seesaw poised to tip away from the Western industrialized economies and toward the emerging world. Faced with this impending calamity, the West can choose either to remain open to the international economy or to close itself off, adopting protectionist policies that will give itself time and space to redress these pervasive structural problems.

Incisive and illuminating, How the West Was Lost not only exposes the policy myopia of the West that has led it onto a path of economic decline but also reveals the crucial—and radical—policy actions that must be taken to stem this tide.

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  • "The book offers up a well-reasoned look at how the world’s most-advanced nations are squandering their economic lead — and how they might survive by fighting Chinese fire with fire….The book offers Western politicians a prescription for stopping the rot. "  —  Bloomberg
  • "Moyo’s diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention. "  —  Paul Collier, The Observer
  • "This argument...can rarely have been made more concisely...Moyo is a very serious lady indeed. "  —  Dominic Lawson, The Times
  • "The sad saga of the recession gives legs to Dambisa Moyo’s provocatively-entitled book, for it goes to the heart of the great economic issue of our times: how swiftly will power shift over this century? "  —  Hamish McRae, The Independent
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Dead Aid
Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a better Way for Africa

In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse.

In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth.

In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.

Debunking the current model of international aid, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.

Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

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  • "Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach in Africa. Her message is that "Africa's time is now". It is time for Africans to assume full control over their economic and political destiny. Africans should grasp the many means and opportunities available to them for improving the quality of life. "  —  Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General
  • "This reader was left wanting a lot more Moyo, and a lot less Bono. "  —  Niall Ferguson
  • "The wisdom contained here—if absorbed by African and global policymakers—will turn this chronically depressed continent into an inspiring miracle of dazzling economic growth. "  —  Steve Forbes, President & CEO of Forbes Magazine
  • "Moyo's indictment of aid is serious business. Moyo is right to raise her voice and she should be heard if African nations and other poor countries are to move in the right direction. "  —  Jagdish Bhagwati, Foreign Affairs
  • "An incendiary new book . . . Here is a refreshing voice . . . What makes Dead Aid so powerful is that it’s a double-barrelled shotgun of a book. With the first barrel, Moyo demolishes all the most cherished myths about aid being a good thing. But with the second, crucially, she goes on to explain what the West could be doing instead. "  —  Christopher Hart, The Daily Mail
March 9, 2011
A Call Against Complacency
Change This Manifesto

Many will agree that a system of incentives is, and has been, the backbone of the success of the capitalist economic system. That over centuries, a network of incentives has driven innovation, which in turn has encouraged the inventiveness that has led to the unparalleled generation of ideas, goods, and services across America and the industrialized West.

Given the evidence and importance of positive incentives, why, over the past 50 years, have policymakers embarked on a systematic and deliberate strategy of putting in place a catalogue of policies that dis-incentivise citizens from acting in a manner that could be beneficial to their economies, and the world at large?

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