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"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 20110214)
"In her new book, How the West Was Lost, [Moyo] expands that critique [started in Dead Aid], treating the housing bubble at the root of the recent financial crisis as just one instance of what's been 50 years of misguided policy by the West, particularly the United States. While she doesn't say that all is lost, the Oxford educated economist...does believe the US will have to fight back very hard if it is to stay on top. That will require making difficult decisions, and thinking about the long term, in a democratic environment that rewards easy choices and short term thinking." (Canadian Business 20110226)
"Moyo is a serious economist with a serious message, one she doesn't dumb down to promote her book. Nor does she take any pleasure in the West's decline" (Toronto Star 20110301)
"While the reader requires something of an appetite for statistics and should be vaguely numerate, he or she need not be a student of economics to enjoy and digest the arguments that Moyo lays out with perceptiveness and often brutal honesty." (Steve Matthewson Business Live 20110603)
"Moyo's diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarm against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention." (Paul Collier The Observer 20110116)
"We [in the West] have alienated trading partners and are colluding in the decline of our own prosperity, says Moyo, who sets out strategies for weighting the political seesaw back to our advantage." (Iain Finlayson The Times 20110117)
"This argument...can rarely have been made more concisely...Moyo is a very serious lady indeed." (Dominic Lawson The Times 20110109)
Born and raised in Zambia, Dambisa Moyo received a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University and a master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A former consultant for the World Bank and an investment banker specializing in emerging markets at Goldman Sachs, she is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Aid.See all Product Description