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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics by Gregory Rehmke, Craig Hovey

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Introduction
Why are we hearing so much more about globalization and the economic issues that are a major component of it today than ever before? Between major advances in technology,dropping costs of communication and transport, and widespread innovation occurring at a pace never seen before, distance and national borders are no longer the barriers they used to be. In the past, most people rarely ventured outside their home country; today, the hands of foreigners can be seen in myriad goods and services we use every day.
Fears abound that foreigners are taking jobs and markets that used to be ours exclusively,with the result being that their standards of living will rise at the expense of ours. However, evidence is emerging that the economies ...

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