The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

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Praise for THE TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY qEngrossing . . . (Rivoli) goes wherever the T-shirt goes, and there are surprises around every corner . . . full of memorable characters and vivid scenes.q a€”Time qAn engaging and illuminating saga. . . . Rivoli follows her T-shirt along its route, but that is like saying that Melville follows his whale. . . . Her nuanced and fair-minded approach is all the more powerful for eschewing the pretense of ideological absolutism, and her telescopic look through a single industry has all the makings of an economics classic.q a€”The New York Times qRarely is a business book so well written that one would gladly stay up all night to finish it. Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is just such a page-turner.q a€”CIO magazine qSucceeds admirably . . . T-shirts may not have changed the world, but their story is a useful account of how free trade and protectionism certainly have.q a€”Financial Times q[A] fascinating exploration of the history, economics, and politics of world trade . . . The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a thought-provoking yarn that exhibits the ugly, the bad, and the good of globalization, and points to the unintended positive consequences of the clash between proponents and opponents of free trade.q a€”Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) qPart travelogue, part history, and part economics, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is ALL storytelling, and in the grand style. A must-read.q a€”Peter J. Dougherty, Senior Economics Editor, Princeton University Press author of Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? qA readable and evenhanded treatment of the complexities of free trade . . . As Rivoli repeatedly makes clear, there is absolutely nothing free about free trade except the slogan.q a€”San Francisco ChronicleEveryone knows to watch for Levis and Nikes, because hip young Japanese have a penchant for these brands, and just the right pair of ... Old tie-dye, for example, is gold, new tie-dye is not, but the equation is reversed for sports team shirts.

Title:The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy
Author:Pietra Rivoli
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2005-04-01


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