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Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity Is Reshaping Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles

Book Description

The debate on globalization is over. Globalization has won, and it's working. In Money Changes Everything, Peter Marber offers incontrovertible proof that new prosperity is spreading worldwide and transforming everything it touches: culture, religion, families, politics, education, leisure, and much more. Marber reveals what to expect in your own life, business, and investments--and how to profit from the deepest and most rapid changes in human history.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Money Changes Everything
  3. Financial Times Prentice Hall
  4. Financial Times Prentice Hall Books
  5. Preface
    1. Acknowledgments
  6. 1. Living Large in the New Millennium
    1. The Biological Phase
    2. The Material Phase
    3. The Experiential Phase
    4. Going Forward
    5. Endnotes
  7. 2. Wealth and History: How the World is Growing Richer
    1. How We’re All Doing Better
    2. Progress Begets Progress
    3. Endnotes
  8. 3. Wealth and Economics: The Proven Formula for Progress
    1. Growing Human Capital and Technology
    2. Comparative Advantage and Free Trade
    3. Accelerated Finance
    4. The Culture of Wealth Creation
    5. Abundance Reinforces Abundance
    6. Endnotes
  9. 4. Wealth and Government: Voting with Our Pocketbooks
    1. Democracy and Development
    2. Bottoms Up
    3. Living in the Material World
    4. Trending Toward Experiential Politics
    5. The State in the New World
    6. Political Change and Challenge
    7. Endnotes
  10. 5. Wealth and Religion: Is God Dead?
    1. Old-Time Religion
    2. Religion in the Biological World
    3. Slouching Toward Secularization
    4. Religion in Material-to-Experiential Migration
    5. Less Church, More Philosophy?
    6. Religious Conflict in the Wealthier World
    7. Revolutions or Evolutions?
    8. Endnotes
  11. 6. Wealth and Education: Reading, Writing, and Riches
    1. First Steps
    2. Quantifiable Progress
    3. Beyond the Basics
    4. America at the Educational Crossroads
    5. Knowledge = Money
    6. Endnotes
  12. 7. Wealth and Family: From Survival Unit to Psychic Sustenance
    1. The Way We Were
    2. Urbanization and Migration
    3. The Female Factor
    4. Wealth and Marriage
    5. The New Family
    6. Children and the Youth Bulge
    7. The Graying Family
    8. The Future of the Family
    9. Endnotes
  13. 8. Wealth and Leisure: The Merging of Consumption, Culture, and Lifestyle
    1. The Democratization of Prosperity
    2. Fueling the Leisure Lifestyle: Greater Purchasing Power
    3. The Global Bazaar
    4. Global Prosperity, Consumption, and Convergence
    5. From Biological to Material
    6. Looking for Meaning: From Material to Experiential Consumption
    7. Why Buy?
    8. Beyond the Material World
    9. Westernization or Cross-Fertilization?
    10. Clashes or Common Ground?
    11. Endnotes
  14. 9. Wealth and the Environment: The Costs of Success
    1. The Hangover of Progress?
    2. Biological-to-Material Issues
    3. The Greening of the Experiential Trending World
    4. Costs and Conflicts
    5. Endnotes
  15. 10. Wealth and the Future: Mass Destruction, Stagnation, or Salvation?
    1. Risk #1: Nationalism
    2. Risk # 2: Armed Conflicts
    3. Risk # 3: Environmental Stress
    4. Risk #4: Demographic Imbalances
    5. Forward Wealth and Value Momentum
    6. Endnotes