Ruchir Sharma in his debut book 'Breakout Nations' examined the emerging economies and their scrambling pursuit to break out into the big league. In his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of Nations', he draws the distinction between countries with good economic prospects and ugly ducklings of the world. Early on in the book, he … Continue reading Book Review | The Rise and Fall of Nations
Not many know that Afghanistan, apart from being the hub of terrorism, has also been the epicenter of the opium trade. For starters, Afghanistan is a landlocked country with the sorry tag of being one of the poorest in the world. According to an Oxfam study, over 40% of Afghans live in extreme poverty conditions … Continue reading Book Review | Seeds of Terror
In the last one decade, many authors have highlighted the predicaments of emerging economies, but none so successfully as Ruchir Sharma has. Head of Investments in Emerging Markets for Morgan Stanley, Ruchir Sharma is an established name, courtesy his incisive op-Ed articles in The Economic Times. "Breakout Nations" is his travelogue interspersed with the cold … Continue reading Book Review | Breakout Nations
Book review of "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism". I found myself in a tacit agreement with the author's argument that there is no scientifically-defined boundary for a free market and the whole charade only serves the vested interests.