Author(s): Moyo Dambisa
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?
In Winner Take All Dambisa Moyo uncovers 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. Moyo also examines China's recent commodity rush to show that we are in the middle of unprecedented times.
Is large-scale resource conflict inevitable or avoidable?
Much more than a polemic, 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.